Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Davidson to host Illinois-Chicago Wednesday

From the official UIC website:

Men's Basketball Travels To Meet Davidson On Wednesday Night
Chicago, Ill. - The UIC men's basketball team opens a five-game swing away from the friendly confines of the UIC Pavilion on Wednesday night when they travel to meet Davidson at 6 p.m. CST. The game can be heard on ESPN Radio 1000 AM in its entirety beginning at 7 p.m.

The Flames enter the game 1-0 on the year following Saturday's 75-60 win over St. Edward's. Junior Othyus Jeffers paced UIC past the Hilltoppers with a career-high 24 points and five steals, while adding eight rebounds and a pair of assists.

The Wildcats, meanwhile, are coming off a strong showing at the John Thompson Heritage Challenge hosted by Michigan over the weekend. Davidson went 2-1 at the event with wins over Eastern Michigan and Central Connecticut State, with its lone loss coming at the hands of the host Wolverines.

Freshman Stephen Curry led the Wildcats' attack in the tournament, averaging 21.0 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.

UIC is 1-0 all-time against Davidson with that lone victory coming in a 76-67 triumph last season at the UIC Pavilion.

Click here to read the UIC Basketball message board.

Click here to read a season preview of the UIC team.


From the official Davidson website:

Wildcats Look for 15th Straight Home Opening Win Wednesday vs. UIC

DAVIDSON, N.C — After winning two of three at the John Thompson Foundation Challenge to begin the 2006-07 campaign, Bob McKillop and his Davidson Wildcats will entertain Illinois-Chicago in their home opener Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.

At the three-game event in Ann Arbor, Mich., Davidson recorded a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Eastern Michigan on Friday, then fell to host Michigan, 78-68, before cruising to a 91-64 win against Central Connecticut State in the final contest Sunday.

Freshman Stephen Curry led the way offensively for the Wildcats with an average of 21.0 points per game, earning JTFC All-Challenge honors. Against the Wolverines on Saturday, the native of Charlotte, N.C., poured in 32 points and grabbed a team-best nine boards.

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Want to listen to the game?
Click here to listen to the Davidson radio broadcast.
Click here to listen to the UIC radio broadcast.

Game Notes:
Click here for Davidson's game notes (not available yet).
Click here for UIC's game notes

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