Green Bay 86, Valparaiso 69: This makes the Horizon League race a little more interesting, as Green Bay is now just a half game back of Valpo (one more loss) and Oakland right there at 8-4 after they won at Cleveland State.Former Titan Paris Bass Signs With NBDL’s Erie BayHawks--detroittitans.com
2/6 Women's Basketball Players of the Week--College Sports Madness
High-Major Taylor Gleason G OaklandWomen’s basketball picks up win against UWM--Oakland Post
Horizon Taylor Gleason G Oakland
Illinois Rankings, Feb. 6--Catch and Shoot
7. UIC (12-12, 5-6 Horizon)Chicago Weekly Awards, Feb. 6--Catch and Shoot
Last week: 8
The Flames nearly won at Green Bay (which went on to rock Valpo the following game) and then outlasted Milwaukee in overtime to end a four-game losing streak. UIC is still in the hunt for a top-four finish in the Horizon League, but they’ll need to take advantage of the next three games against Youngstown State, Cleveland State and Detroit.
Freshman of the WeekFerguson takes over--Whoosh! Net
Tarkus Ferguson, UIC
Ferguson struggled against Green Bay’s pressure to turn the ball over 7 times, but he bounced back in a big way during UIC’s overtime win at Milwaukee. The 6’4″ guard posted his fourth double-double of the year with 25 points and 11 assists.
In overtime, Ferguson scored 12 points to carry the Flames to their first conference sweep under second-year coach Steve McClain.
All in all, Ferguson averaged 18.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 8 assists and 2 steals in last week’s games.
Honorable mention: K.J. Santos, UIC; Dominique Matthews, UIC
Team of the Week
The Flames nearly knocked off second-place Green Bay on the road (the Phoenix went on to destroy first-place Valparaiso one game later) and then bounced back with the win over Milwaukee to end a four-game losing streak.
At 5-6, UIC is one game out of fourth place in the Horizon League.
Game of the Week
UIC 105, Milwaukee 100 (OT)
As mentioned above, Ferguson was a complete monster in overtime as he willed UIC to a win against its rival. The Flames blew an 11-point lead in the final three minutes, but the freshman point guard bailed out his coach.
2/6 Men's Basketball Players of the Week--College Sports Madness
Horizon Warren Jones G Green BayPanthers fall in OT to Flames, 105-100--UWM Post
Norse basketball split weekend series at Wright State--The Northerner
Detroit outscores Penguins, 90-80--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU women win in OT--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Injuries give players different perspective--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle