Men’s basketball at home vs Loyola today

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The men’s basketball team (10-7, 1-3 Horizon League) hosts Loyola at 7 p.m. today at the UIC Pavilion.

The Flames held Green Bay to a 36.2 percent effort from the floor but came up short Saturday, 53-47.

Senior point guard Gary Talton led UIC with 11 points.

UIC struggled on the offensive end early in the game, converting just one of its first 10 field goal attempts.

Green Bay built a 17-10 lead with six minutes remaining in the first half, but the Flames went on a 13-7 run to pull within one point with about a minute on the clock.

Green Bay tipped in a missed free throw with 27 seconds left, but Talton drilled a three-pointer with 6.5 seconds remaining to tie the score at 26 heading into halftime.

UIC took the lead (29-26) in the second half as senior guard Daniel Barnes drilled a three-pointer.

But the Flames went more than seven minutes without another field goal and Green Bay claimed a 35-29 lead.

UIC countered with a 9-0 run to reclaim a 38-35 advantage with about eight minutes left.

Barnes converted two free throws with about five minutes left, giving the Flames a 43-40 lead.

But UIC was held to two field goals down the stretch, falling behind, 51-45, with 10 seconds remaining.

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