Men's Basketball Takes on UIC in Windy City Thursday Night

Matt Donlan
Matt Donlan

Game Preview

• The Youngstown State men's basketball team returns to the road looking to exact some revenge on league foe UIC, Thursday, Feb. 9.

• Tipoff is at 8 p.m. at the UIC Pavilion and the game will be broadcast on 570-AM WKBN, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.

• This is the 39th meeting between Youngstown State and UIC in a series that dates back to 1993.

• The Flames own a 26-12 advantage in the all-time series, but the Penguins have won five of the last seven contests.

• In the last meeting, the Flames escaped with a 92-89 overtime win at the Beeghly Center on Jan. 14.

• Junior Cameron Morse scored 40 points in the overtime loss for the Penguins.

• YSU is coming off a 90-80 loss to Detroit on Feb. 4.

Cameron Morse led the Penguins with 20 points while freshman Braun Hartfield posted his first career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

• Head Coach Jerry Slocum has 720 career wins and became the 38th head coach in NCAA history to reach 700 wins.

• He ranks 35th on that list and is ninth on the active Division I coaches list.

• Junior Cameron Morse became the 37th player in school history to reach 1,000 career points after scoring 13 against Northern Kentucky on Jan. 5.

• Morse now ranks 21st all-time with 1,193 career points and needs six more to move into 20th place.

• He also needs seven more to become the 20th player to reach 1,200 career points.