University of Illinois at Chicago: 3rd Annual Day with the Flames Basketball Game

Saturday, January 21, 2012, UIC Pavilion: UIC Athletics and the University of Illinois at Chicago, Liautaud GSB, welcomed students, alumni, friends and family at the 3rd Annual Day with the UIC Flames Men's Basketball Team.

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UIC Liautaud staff and volunteers greet alumni and students at the 3rd Annual Day with the Flames.UIC Men's Basketball team hosts Valparaiso.UIC Liautaud Alumni shows school spirit.

The first 100 guests that arrived received special access to "The Fire Pit", feasting in the free pregame food and drinks. UIC hosted its Horizon League Conference Rivals, when the Crusaders from Valparaiso University traveled from Indiana. The battle ended with a close win by Valparaiso, final score 60 - 55, after 15 lead changes and eight tied scores.

UIC Men's Basketball set up a perimeter shot.UIC Men's Basketball inbound ball underneath their basket.UIC work the ball inside at the UIC Pavilion.

Following the alumni and student attended game, the social moved to Union Park Lounge, where raffle prizes like t-shirts, hats, and a grand prize of 4 free tickets to a future 2012 home game, were awarded.

Sparky the Dragon, UIC Mascot, meets a fan.Sparky revs up the audience.Sparky leads the crowd in a cheer.