UIC Flames men's basketball

The UIC Flames men's basketball team represents the University of Illinois at Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Horizon League, in which it has competed since the 1994-95 season.[2] The Flames are currently coached by Steve McClain.

UIC Flames
2019–20 UIC Flames men's basketball team
UniversityUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Head coachSteve McClain (3rd season)
ConferenceHorizon League
LocationChicago, Illinois
ArenaCredit Union 1 Arena
(Capacity: 6,958)
NicknameFlames
ColorsNavy Blue and Fire Engine Red[1]
         
Uniforms
Home
Away
Alternate
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1998, 2002, 2004
Conference Tournament Champions
2002, 2004
Conference Regular Season Champions
Mid-Continent Conference
1984

Horizon League
1998'

Postseason

NCAA Tournament results

The Flames have appeared in three NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 03.

Year Round Opponent Result
1998First RoundUNC-CharlotteL 6277
2002First RoundOklahomaL 6371
2004First RoundKansasL 5378

NIT results

The Flames have appeared in one National Invitation Tournament (NIT). Their record is 01.

Year Round Opponent Result
2003First RoundWestern MichiganL 6263

CIT results

The Flames have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) two times. Their combined record is 4–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
2013First Round
Second Round
Chicago State
Northern Iowa
W 80–69
L 51–63
2018First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Championship Game
Saint Francis (PA)
Austin Peay
Liberty
Northern Colorado
W 84–61
W 83–81
W 67–51
L 71–76

CBI results

The Flames have appeared in one College Basketball Invitational (CBI). Their record is 2–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2017First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Stony Brook
George Washington
Coastal Carolina
W 71–69
W 80–71
L 78–89

Yearly records

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Leo Gedvilas (1947–1958)
1947–48 Leo Gedvilas 1–15
1948–49 Leo Gedvilas 6–12 
1949–50 Leo Gedvilas 12–6
1950–51 Leo Gedvilas 11–6
1951–52 Leo Gedvilas 8–8
1952–53 Leo Gedvilas 9–8
1953–54 Leo Gedvilas 13–3
1954–55 Leo Gedvilas 15–2
1955–56 Leo Gedvilas 8–7
1956–57 Leo Gedvilas 9–7
1957–58 Leo Gedvilas 10–6
Leo Gedvilas: 102–80 (.560)
Dick Rader (1958–1960)
1958–59 Dick Rader 8–6
1959–60 Dick Rader 11–10
Dick Rader: 19–16 (.543)
Mike Maksud (1960–1962)
1960–61 Mike Maksud 10–11
1961–62 Mike Maksud 11–15
Mike Maksud: 21–26 (.447)
Tom Russo (1962–1972)
1962–63 Tom Russo 9–9
1963–64 Tom Russo 9–9
1964–65 Tom Russo 9–9
1965–66 Tom Russo 6–15
1966–67 Tom Russo 8–7
1967–68 Tom Russo 12–5
1968–69 Tom Russo 11–11
1969–70 Tom Russo 10–10
1970–71 Tom Russo 4–21
1971–72 Tom Russo 4–17
Tom Russo: 82–113 (.421)
Ed McQuillan (1972–1977)
1972–73 Ed McQuillan 6–16
1973–74 Ed McQuillan 8–18
1974–75 Ed McQuillan 8–18
1975–76 Ed McQuillan 8–18
1976–77 Ed McQuillan 8–18
Ed McQuillan: 38–88 (.302)
Tom Meyer (1977–1983)
1977–78 Tom Meyer 13–14
1978–79 Tom Meyer 13–14
1979–80 Tom Meyer 11–16
1980–81 Tom Meyer 10–17
NCAA Division I (1981–present)
1981–82 Tom Meyer 14–13
Mid-Continent Conference (1982–1994)
1982–83 Tom Meyer 16–127–44th
Tom Meyer: 77–86 (.472)7–4 (.636)
Willie Little (1983–1987)
1983–84 Willie Little 22–712–21st
1984–85 Willie Little 14–147–75th
1985–86 Willie Little 13–167–75th
1986–87 Willie Little 17–159–53rd
Willie Little: 66–52 (.559)35–21 (.625)
Bob Hallberg (1987–1996)
1987–88 Bob Hallberg 8–204–106th
1988–89 Bob Hallberg 13–173–98th
1989–90 Bob Hallberg 16–126–65th
1990–91 Bob Hallberg 15–155–118th
1991–92 Bob Hallberg 16–1410–63rd
1992–93 Bob Hallberg 17–159–74th
1993–94 Bob Hallberg 20–914–43rd
Mid-Continent Conference: 93–78 (.544)
Midwestern Collegiate Conference/Horizon League (1994–present)
1994–95 Bob Hallberg 18–911–4T–2nd
1995–96 Bob Hallberg 10–185–11T–6th
Bob Hallberg: 133–129 (.508)51–53 (.490) (Mid-Continent)
16–15 (.516) (Midwestern Collegiate)
Jimmy Collins (1996–2010)
1996–97 Jimmy Collins 15–1411–5T–6th
1997–98 Jimmy Collins 22–612–2T–1stNCAA First Round
1998–99 Jimmy Collins 7–212–128th
1999-00 Jimmy Collins 11–205–97th
2000-01 Jimmy Collins 11–175–96th
2001-02 Jimmy Collins 20–148–86thNCAA First Round
2002–03 Jimmy Collins 21–912–43rdNIT First Round
2003–04 Jimmy Collins 24–812–42ndNCAA First Round
2004–05 Jimmy Collins 15–148–8T–4th
2005–06 Jimmy Collins 16–158–8T–3rd
2006–07 Jimmy Collins 14–187–9T–4th
2007–08 Jimmy Collins 18–159–9T–4th
2008–09 Jimmy Collins 16–157–11T–6th
2009-10 Jimmy Collins 8–223–159th
Jimmy Collins: 218–208 (.512)109–113 (.491)
Howard Moore (2010–2015)
2010–11 Howard Moore 7–242–16T–9th
2011–12 Howard Moore 8–223–159th
2012–13 Howard Moore 18-167-9T–5thCIT second round
2013–14 Howard Moore 6–251–159th
2014–15 Howard Moore 10–244–127th
Howard Moore: 49–111 (.306)17–67 (.202)
Steve McClain (2015–present)
2015–16 Steve McClain 5–253–1510th
2016–17 Steve McClain 17–197–116thCBI Semifinals
2017–18 Steve McClain 20–1612–63rdCIT Runner-Up
Steve McClain: 42–60 (.412)22–32 (.407)
Horizon League: 164–227 (.419)
Division I: 538–585 (.479)
Total:847–971 (.466)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References

  1. UIC Branding Guidelines (PDF). Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  2. "Horizon League Men's Basketball Record Book" (PDF). amazonaws.com. Horizon League. Retrieved August 23, 2011.

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