Freshman guard Godwin Boahen sliced up Roosevelt on Thursday with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists to lead UIC to a 91-53 win and complete the program’s first triple-double since moving to Division I in 1981.
UIC (7-6) played well enough in the first half to take a 42-27 lead into the break, but the Flames really exploded after halftime. They scored the first six points of the second period and had a 30-point lead by the 11-minute mark.
Boahen was the biggest part of the second half outburst with 9 points and 8 assists. Junior forward Clint Robinson also stood out with 9 second-half points, on his way to a double-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks.
In addition to dishing out total 11 assists, Boahen turned the ball over just once. He is now averaging 3.7 assists, good for sixth in the Horizon League and second among conference freshmen.
Boahen’s 7th assist of the game came on fellow freshman Marcus Ottey’s highlight reel dunk.
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With 13 points, Ottey was one of three other Flames to score in double figures. Junior center Tai Odiase scored a game-high 18 points while freshman guard Dominique Matthews recorded 12 off the bench.
After a week off, UIC begins Horizon League play against conference favorite Valparaiso on Dec. 30.