Illinois-Chicago Flames Basketball Schedule
The Flames of Illinois-Chicago are getting ready to hit the floor during
another exciting college basketball season and all of Chicago is eagerly anticipating the start of the season and the chance
to see how the Flames fare this year. The UIC Pavilion is annually one of the most exciting arenas in the country to catch
a college basketball game, and this year big things are expected of the Flames. Last season the Flames had a rough go finishing
in last place in the Horizon League with a 1-15 conference record but thanks to a strong core of returning players, Illinois-Chicago
should be markedly improved this season and be ready to make a big move up the conference standings. Finishing strong in the
Horizon League is a must as it is typically a one-bid conference so a conference tournament victory is necessary for an NCAA
Tournament berth. The Flames are always able to get their fans on their feet with clutch three pointers, lock down defense,
impressive dunks, and incredible passing and there is not a better place in the country than UIC Pavilion to catch a game.
again the Illinois-Chicago Flames will have to go up against all of the toughest teams in the Horizon League including the
Cleveland State Vikings, the Detroit Mercy Titans, the Wisconsin – Green Bay Phoenix, the Oakland Grizzlies, the Wisconsin
Milwaukee Panthers, the Valparaiso Crusaders, the Youngstown State Penguins, and the Wright State Raiders as they attempt
to make a big move up the conference standings in hopes of positioning themselves for a top seed in the conference tournament
en route to an automatic NCAA Tournament bid. Making your way through the tough Horizon League regular season is quite a daunting
task but the Flames seem to have enough talent to make some serious noise in the conference this year. The Flames will be
looking to get all of the support they can from their hometown fans for big games at UIC Pavilion so be sure to get your tickets
from StubHub as soon as possible so you can get in on all of the excitement.
Illinois-Chicago Flames Basketball
The UIC Flames have been members of the Horizon League since 1994 after previously competing in the Mid-Continent
Conference. They are looking to improve upon a 6-25 2013-2014 season and should easily be able to do so with the talent they
have one their roster and under the expert guidance of head coach Howard Moore. It has been over a decade sine the Flames
participated in the NCAA Tournament but they are looking to bounce back in a big way this season and plan on playing well
Attending a top college basketball game is one of the best experiences to be
found in sports. Many of the best student athletes in the world take the court in college basketball, when this is combined
with some of the most passionate fans in all of sports there is an atmosphere in the arena that cannot be found anywhere else.
When you set foot inside UIC Pavilion for an Illinois-Chicago Flames home basketball game this will all be clear. As the teams
set up for opening jump ball the fans get on their feet and loudly cheer for their alma mater and hometown favorites. The
game continues full of end to end action, big time shots, and clutch defensive stops. All of a sudden the clock is winding
down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip
down the floor and each time a player from your favorite team lets loose a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles
the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the Tigers' side erupts after another big win and their fans exit of
the arena in jubilation. The moment you leave UIC Pavilion you will want to immediately start planning your next trip to the
venue to cheer on the Flames.
Illinois-Chicago Flames Basketball Conference
The Illinois-Chicago Flames
compete in the Horizon League which has left its mark on the NCAA Tournament and on college basketball at large for years.
The Horizon League sent 24 teams to the Tournament between 1995 and 2011 and continue sending teams capable of shaking things
up and potentially emerging as this year's Cinderella. In fact, the Horizon League is the only non-BCS conference to send
five teams to the Sweet Sixteen in the last nine seasons. Playing a difficult conference schedule always leaves the team or
teams emerging from the Horizon League well prepared to make a deep run in the Big Dance and potentially upset some of the
higher ranked programs. Once again the Horizon League is looking to be one of the most hotly contended conferences in all
of college hoops so get your tickets and brace yourself for some end to end action.
have been in the NCAA Tournament three times but have yet to make it out of the first round. Last season the Flames did participate
in the postseason where they made it to the second round of the CIT after defeating cross-town rival Chicago State before
falling to Northern Iowa.