With 15 points on the evening Flames senior Jessie Miller made her mark on UIC history even brighter Thursday night as she became the fifth all-time highest career scorer in school history with 1,436 points, but the UIC women let Butler slip by for the first time this season 64-59. Miller's 196 career steals also put her at fifth all-time.
At home this time the Flames (12-16, 9-8 Horizon League) managed to beat second place Butler (20-8, 13-4) in the boards 31-29, and looked impressive from the field hitting 46.2% of their shots on the steady hands of Jasmine Bailey. She leads the conference in field goal percentage and hit five of eight from the floor with 13 points and 12 rebounds for the double-double.
In addition to her 15 points, Miller also had eight boards and four steals, and Shameia Green had nine points and seven assists for the UIC women.
Up by three at the half, the Flames just couldn't hold off the league's second best scoring offense and allowed the Bulldogs a 39 point second slice and the victory. With the win Butler clinches its third straight 20 win season.
Butler's Melanie Thornton led all scorers with 18 points and six boards.
This loss combined with Loyola's 62-61 Thursday night win over Valpo moves the UIC women down a notch down to sixth place in the Horizon League Standings with their last game of the season taking place this Saturday versus Valpo at the Pavilion.