Scores

Final

UIC 61

(7-24, 2-16 Horizon)

Cleveland State 73

(25-7, 13-5 Horizon)

    7:00 PM ET, March 1, 2011

    Wolstein Center, Cleveland, Ohio

    1 2 T
    UIC 23 3861
    CLEV 40 3373

    Top Performers

    UIC: P. Carter 18 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Cleveland St: N. Cole 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    UIC ousted in first round of Horizon tournament

    Associated Press

    CLEVELAND -- Norris Cole scored 26 points as Cleveland State cruised to a 73-61 win over Illinois-Chicago on Tuesday night in the first round of the Horizon League tournament.

    The third-seeded Vikings (25-7), who claimed a share of their first Horizon regular-season title Saturday, set a school record with their 16th home win.

    Cleveland State will play No. 6 seed Wright State in the second round on Friday in Milwaukee.

    The Flames (7-24), the No. 10 seed, ended the season with their fifth straight loss.

    The Vikings shot 50 percent in the first half (14 of 28) en route to a 40-23 lead at the break.

    The Flames got within five points twice, the last time at 51-46 with 8:55 to go, then Cole answered with a 3-pointer.

    Jeremy Montgomery added 17 points for the Vikings and Trevon Harmon had 13.

    Paul Carter led Illinois-Chicago with 18 points, hitting 13 of 16 free throws.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UIC
    CLEV
    Points 61 73
    FG Made-Attempted 18-49 (.367) 23-57 (.404)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 5-15 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-26 (.769) 22-28 (.786)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 21

    2010-11 Season

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    Jan 1, 2011 @CLEV 83, UIC 59Recap
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