Under the Radar Game of the Day: Illinois-Chicago at Wright State, 2:00 PM Eastern, espn3
The UTR Game of the Day today comes from the current co-leaders, surprisingly enough, in the Horizon league. Following a somewhat shocking 73-62 home win on Friday over Valparaiso, Wright State is now tied with the Crusaders at the top of the conference standings, both teams sitting at 6-1. The Raiders are 12-8 overall, but have now won 9 of their last 10 games. They are led by JT Yoho, who scored 18 in the Valpo win, and Joe Thomasson, who had 21 points and 8 rebounds. Today, Wright State hosts the Flames of Illinois-Chicago. UIC enters play today at 2-16 overall and 0-7 in Horizon League play. The only two wins for the Flames so far this season have been over non-D1 competition, which places them squarely in the discussion for the annual HOOPS HD Centenary Award as the worst team in Division I. Dikembe Dixson is the top player for the Flames, and is coming off a 24 point, 10 rebound effort in an overtime loss at Northern Kentucky Friday night. A win by UIC would be a major upset today, while a win by Wright State will further enforce their position as a serious contender in the Horizon League this season.