Boxscore
Illinois-Chicago 50, Northwestern 44
Saturday, December 1, 2012 2:00 PM
Location - Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois
Officials - D.J. Carstensen, Ted Valentine, Johnny Wilkins
Attendance - 5838

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Illinois-Chicago 25 25 50
Northwestern 26 18 44

Recap

Illinois-Chicago 50, Northwestern 44: Josh Crittle scored 13 points and the visiting Flames held the Wildcats without a field goal in the final 4:18 to notch their fifth straight win.

Crittle's layup with 53 seconds remaining gave Illinois-Chicago (6-1) the lead for good at 46-44 as the Flames ended the game on a 10-2 run. Illinois-Chicago claimed its fourth straight win over Northwestern (6-2), which has dropped two in a row.

Daniel Barnes added 10 points and Gary Talton scored six of his season-low eight points in the second half.

The game was ultimately decided at the free-throw line where the Flames made 14 of 15 attempts - with its only miss being the final attempt in the closing seconds. The Wildcats were only 10 of 20 from the charity stripe.

Drew Crawford paced Northwestern with a game-high 18 points and Reggie Hearn added 10.

NOTEBOOK: Illinois-Chicago is off to its best start since the 2003-04 season, which was the last time the Flames made the NCAA Tournament. ... UIC head coach Howard Moore, who was a former assistant at Wisconsin, is now 2-0 against the Big Ten. ... Northwestern, which leads the Big Ten in assist-to-turnover ratio, had 16 turnovers and just 11 assists.

Illinois-Chicago Flames

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Josh Crittle 35:00 5-11 0-0 3-3 5 4 9 4 4 4 3 1 13
Hayden Humes 37:00 3-9 0-3 2-2 2 3 5 0 3 1 0 0 8
Marc Brown 38:00 2-10 0-4 3-3 2 3 5 1 1 0 1 0 7
Gary Talton 30:00 2-10 0-1 4-4 0 2 2 3 3 1 4 0 8
Daniel Barnes 29:00 4-8 2-4 0-1 1 5 6 0 4 2 0 0 10
Will Simonton 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0
Joey Miller 14:00 1-5 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
Jay Parker 7:00 0-2 0-0 2-2 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2
Jake Wiegand 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ahman Fells 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 17-55 2-14 14-15 11 20 31 8 18 9 10 1 50
  30.9% 14.3% 93.3% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 10

Northwestern Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Drew Crawford 36:00 6-14 2-3 4-4 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 1 18
Alex Olah 28:00 3-7 0-0 0-2 1 5 6 1 0 0 2 3 6
Jared Swopshire 34:00 0-4 0-4 0-0 0 6 6 0 0 1 2 0 0
Reggie Hearn 31:00 3-7 0-2 4-9 3 6 9 2 4 1 5 0 10
Dave Sobolewski 40:00 2-4 1-3 0-2 0 1 1 4 3 0 1 1 5
Kale Abrahamson 11:00 1-4 1-3 2-3 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 5
Mike Turner 12:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 3 2 0 2 0 0
Alex Marcotullio 7:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 2 1 3 0 2 0 2 0 0
Tre Demps 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 15-43 4-16 10-20 7 21 28 11 16 2 16 5 44
  34.9% 25.0% 50.0% Team Rebs: 11   Total TO: 16