Tag: K.C. Robbins

UIC's big men, their roles and their numbers

There has been some controversy lately about who should be starting and playing significant minutes at the primary front court positions at UIC lately. There seem to be four bodies for two spots on a regular basis, though that could be dropping down to one shortly. Which players give the Flames the best chance on... Read more »

UIC's losing streak reveals a lot of problems

UIC is in the midst of an eight-game losing streak. The Flames are now 0-8 in Horizon League play, though one of those was before this recent problem, and things don’t look to be getting any better any time soon.  What’s been the problem? Well, I have a couple theories. I’ve split this up into... Read more »

UIC getting closer to first Horizon League win

An odd game at the UIC Pavilion ended with a familiar refrain as the UIC Flames dropped a close game, 72-69, to the Detroit Titans on Saturday. The loss drops UIC to 0-5 in the Horizon League and lifts Detroit to 4-1 in league play and into a tie for first in the conference. The... Read more »

It's time for Loyola and UIC to prove themselves in Horizon League

Horizon League play reopens on Thursday night with a full slate of four games. Saturday there’s a fifth (because Valparaiso and Butler will play their pair game) and with that the league will be officially restarted. Things didn’t go so well for Loyola or UIC the first time around. Loyola dropped a pair of games... Read more »

UIC setting unintentional comedy records

Check out this excellent rendition of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer from the UIC Flames. You’ll want to watch until the end to see Paul Carter and Robo Kreps’ bit too. Hat tip to Jimmy Lemke of PantherU.

Tempo-free UIC

Besides the fact that the headline rhymes, I thought I’d take a look at UIC in the tempo-free world because one of the big questions with the transition from Jimmy Collins to Howard Moore was, “Will the offense be better?” Spoiler alert! The answer is no. UIC’s offense is still struggling, with a 96.1 offensive... Read more »

What can you learn from a blowout?

Well, UIC went to the Petersen Events Center and took its 97-54 blowout against Pittsburgh with class. It was pretty evident from the beginning that the Flames were overmatched. The Panthers grabbed numerous offensive rebounds, in fact at one point during the first I tweeted that they had an otherworldly offensive rebound percentage of 85.7... Read more »

Preview for UIC vs. Pittsburgh

UIC takes on Pittsburgh on Wednesday night in the opening game of Chicago’s college basketball season. Thankfully this game is on ESPN3, so you can watch it if you’re interested in seeing how the Flames fare against a high-caliber squad. (And happen to have a cable provider kind enough to give you the access online.)... Read more »

McCammon leads Loyola to sweep of UIC

Geoff McCammon (right) sure likes playing against UIC. The Loyola shooting guard lit up the Flames with 26 points while leading the Ramblers to a 80-63 victory and a season sweep of their cross-town rivals. “It feels great because the years before this [season] I had never beaten them,” McCammon. “I lost to them five... Read more »

DePaul defeats UIC in cross-city battle

K.C. Robbins let his emotions get the better of him in a competitive city rivalry game and it cost UIC dearly in their game at DePaul. The Blue Demons won 77-56 at Allstate Arena on Sunday. Robbins was ejected from the game after a flagrant foul with 5:49 remaining in the first half and the... Read more »