Morse Moves Into Seventh on YSU Scoring List in Loss at UIC

Cameron Morse (Photo by David Dermer)
Cameron Morse (Photo by David Dermer)

Chicago, Ill. -- Senior Cameron Morse scored 26 points and tied a career high with six 3-pointers and moved into seventh-place on all-time scoring list with 1,801 career points, but the Youngstown State men's basketball team fell to UIC, 100-75 on Thursday night at the UIC Pavilion.

The Penguins fall to 6-20 overall and 4-9 in Horizon League play while the Flames won their seventh straight and improve to 15-11 overall and 10-3 in the league.

Morse, who connected on 8-of-15 from the floor, became just the seventh player in school history to score at least 1,800 points in a career. He also dished out five assists and moved into a tie for eighth-place on the YSU career assists chart with Francisco Santiago with 306 assists.

Sophomore Braun Hartfield posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Leading the Flames was Dikembe Dixson with 22 points while Marcus Ottey scored 19 points. Tai Odiase had 16 points with six blocks and Dominique Matthews posted 14 points.

UIC used a 14-7 run late in the first half to turn a six-point lead, 33-27, into a 13-point halftime advantage, 47-34. In the second half, the Flames shot 58.1 percent from the floor while the Penguins connected on just 40 percent of their shots after halftime.

The Penguins outrebounded the Flames 45-38 and had 23 offensive rebounds, but could only convert 14 second-chance points.

Youngstown State visits IUPUI, Saturday at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Tipoff is slated for 1 p.m.