No. 14 Illinois’ Loss to UIC 57-54: What Does This Mean For Illini?

Posted by Pedro Gonzalez on December-18-2010 Add Comments

I didn't expect to write this article—or at least not with this type of ending—but the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames have defeated the Illinois Fighting Illini 57-54.

This is a major shocker for everyone. The Fighting Illini came into the game with seven straight wins, while the Flames had a 4-7 record. Illinois is No. 14 in the AP Rankings and UIC isn't even thought of as a top 150 team. Even though the game was scheduled to be a home game for the Flames, most of the United Center was dressed in orange.

Nevertheless, UIC wasn't intimidated and came out swinging. Robo Kreps went ...

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