UIC looks to sweep Cleveland St.

Posted at 6:30 AM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 06:30:14-05

Illinois-Chicago (13-12, 7-5) vs. Cleveland State (7-19, 2-11)

Wolstein Center, Cleveland; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland State seeks revenge on Illinois-Chicago after dropping the first matchup in Chicago. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 12, when the Flames outshot Cleveland State from the field 41.3 percent to 32.7 percent and hit 12 more 3-pointers en route to a 17-point victory.

SQUAD LEADERS: Cleveland State's Tyree Appleby has averaged 16.9 points and 5.3 assists while Stefan Kenic has put up 9.9 points and 4.2 rebounds. For the Flames, Tarkus Ferguson has averaged 15 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.4 assists while Marcus Ottey has put up 15.6 points.

FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Ferguson has either made or assisted on 46 percent of all Illinois-Chicago field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has accounted for 18 field goals and 18 assists in those games.

SCORING THRESHOLDS: Illinois-Chicago is 5-0 when it limits opponents to 63 or fewer points, and 8-12 when opposing teams exceed 63 points. Cleveland State is 7-0 when holding opponents to 69 points or fewer, and 0-19 whenever teams score more than 69 on the Vikings.

PASSING FOR POINTS: The Flames have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Vikings. Cleveland State has 46 assists on 75 field goals (61.3 percent) across its previous three outings while Illinois-Chicago has assists on 53 of 78 field goals (67.9 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Illinois-Chicago as a team has made 9.8 3-pointers per game this season, which is tops among Horizon teams.


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