CHICAGO - Sophomore Sarah Hamm scored a career-high 23 points to lead the Butler women's basketball team Thursday night, but the road continued to be unkind to the Bulldogs. UIC defeated Butler 77-42 at the UIC Pavilion.
UIC was led by Shameia Green with 29 points and four assists. Jasmine Bailey added 22 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals. UIC shot .537 for the game, including 10-for-17 from 3-point range. Defensively, the Flames pressured BU into .241 shooting.
Hamm was 9-for-16 shooting and made a pair of 3-pointers. She also had seven rebounds and two assists. Senior Devin Brierly added 11 points.
Butler is now 0-8 in true road games on the year.
The Flames, who finished +21 on the boards, shot a blistering .633 in the first half to build a 47-26 halftime lead. UIC was able to run and drive to the basket and also shot 6-for-10 from 3-point range.
After halftime, UIC continued to extend its lead. Butler scored just 16 points on .185 shooting in the second half. The Flames' largest lead was 75-37 at the 6:06 mark.
Two bright spots for Butler were free throws and turnovers. BU was 10-for-12 shooting at the foul line and committed just 11 turnovers.
Butler (6-11, 2-4) will finish its Chicago road swing Saturday, Jan. 21 at Loyola.