The Illinois-Chicago (UIC) Flames visit the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois to play crosstown rivals the DePaul Blue Demons on Friday.
UIC fell to 4-6 on the season following an 84-72 loss to the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday. The Flames scored 42 points in the paint. Marcus Ottey led the Flames with 22 points, Jordan Blount scored 20 and Godwin Boahen chipped in with 15.
DePaul defeated Chicago State 104-70 to improve to 6-2 on the season and a perfect 6-0 at home. Max Strus led the Blue Demons with 27 points in the 34-point rout. Eli Cain chipped in with 17 points and handed out 11 assists. DePaul rebounded well from a loss on Saturday to Northwestern 75-68.
Marcus Ottey leads the Flames in scoring with an average of 16.7 points per game. Tarkus Ferguson leads the Flames in rebounding and assists with averages of 5.9 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game. UIC is shooting 49.1% from the field and 38.1% from 3-point territory.
Max Strus leads DePaul in scoring and in rebounding with averages of 18.4 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. Eli Cain is the second leading scorer and leader in assists with averages of 14.0 points and 5.6 assists per game. DePaul is shooting 46.5% from the field and 29.7% from 3-point territory.