Illinois Wesleyan Defeats Chicago 84-63

CHICAGO -- Playing its final home game in calendar year 2011, the University of Chicago men's basketball team dropped an 84-63 decision to Illinois Wesleyan University Saturday at the Ratner Athletics Center.

Game Summary

  • Illinois Wesleyan (6-2) outshot the Maroons 53% to 27% from the floor in the first half en route to building a 43-24 lead at the break.

  • The Titans outscored Chicago (5-3) 16-10 during the first five minutes of the second stanza and maintained at least a 20-point advantage for the game's final 11:49.

Statistical Highlights

  • Illinois Wesleyan's Kevin Reed led all scorers with 16 points to go along with a game-high nine rebounds. Victor Davis, Andrew Ziemnik, and Nick Anderson each finished with 10 points.

  • The Titans' Eliud Gonzalez handed out 11 assists, matching the most by an opposing player at the Ratner Center since the facility opened in 2003.

  • Seniors Matt Johnson (Ann Arbor, Mich./ Pioneer) and Steve Stefanou (Cincinnati, Ohio/ St. Xavier) paced the Maroons with 13 points each.

  • Sophomore Derrick Davis (Saginaw, Mich./ Bridgeport) (pictured) contributed eight points, five rebounds, and a blocked shot in 13 minutes off the bench. He was 4-of-5 from the field.

  • Illinois Wesleyan shot 55.0% from the floor to 36.5% for Chicago.

Notes

  • The Titans defeated Chicago for only the second time in the past six meetings and snapped the Maroons' two-game series winning streak at the Ratner Center.

  • Chicago shot only 27.6% from 3-point range (8-of-29) after connecting at a 39.6% clip over its first seven outings.

Up Next

  • Chicago begins a six-game road swing Wednesday night at fourth-ranked Augustana College. The Maroons then head to Memphis to participate in the Rhodes College Christmas Invitational Dec. 17-18.