LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Tarkus Ferguson scored 16 points and Illinois-Chicago beat Liberty 67-51 on Wednesday night in the semifinals of the CIT.
UIC closed the first half on an 8-3 run for 28-24 lead and held the first double-digit lead of the game at 40-29 on Godwin Boahen's 3-pointer. Michael Diggins started a 14-0 run with a 3-pointer, Boahen's 3 capped it for a 56-37 advantage and UIC led by at least 14 the rest of the way.
CHICAGO (AP) — Lavone Holland II scored 25 points and Northern Kentucky beat Illinois-Chicago 79-72 on Friday night to move atop the Horizon League standings.
Northern Kentucky (21-8, 14-3 Horizon League) has won seven of its last eight games and pulled ahead of Wright State (13-4), which lost to IUPUI. The Norse travel to IUPUI and the Flames (17-13, 12-5) will host Wright State to conclude the regular season on Sunday.
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — Dikembe Dixson scored 18 points, Jordan Blount had 14 points and 15 rebounds and Illinois-Chicago beat Green Bay 83-75 on Friday night.
UIC (16-12, 11-4 Horizon League) rebounded from a nine-point loss to Cleveland State that broke a seven-game win streak. The Flames moved within a game of league leaders Wright State and Northern Kentucky, and conclude the regular season against the two next week.
CHICAGO (AP) — Dikembe Dixson finished with 22 points, Marcus Ottey scored 19 and the pair combined to make 16 of 17 free throws to lead Illinois-Chicago to a 100-75 victory over Youngstown State on Thursday night for its seventh straight win.
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Tai Odiase had 19 points, on 8-for-8 shooting, and three blocks, Godwin Boahen hit four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points and Illinois-Chicago beat Oakland 79-73 on Friday night for its fifth win in a row.
Marcus Ottey added 15 points and Tarkus Ferguson had 13 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for UIC (13-11, 8-3 Horizon League). The Flames have eight conference wins for the first time since finishing the 2007-08 season 9-9 in Horizon League play.
CHICAGO (AP) — Marcus Ottey scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half and Tai Odiase finished with 11 points, nine rebounds and four blocks to help Illinois-Chicago beat IUPUI 71-62 on Saturday.
Odiase has a Horizon League record, and is the active leader in Division I, with 317 career blocked shots.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jordan Blount scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Illinois-Chicago to an 87-80 win over Cleveland State on Saturday.
Godwin Boahen added a team-high 18 points with 6-for-8 shooting, Tarkus Ferguson had 16 points and Tai Odiase got 12 for UIC (10-11, 5-3 Horizon League). It was Blount's second double-double of the season.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Marcus Ottey set career highs with 29 points and four 3-pointers, Tai Odiase added 17 points and blocked five shots to set a Horizon League record, and UIC hit a season-high 14 3-pointers in beating Youngstown State 92-78 on Thursday night.
Odiase recorded his 310th block, setting a school record and eclipsing Horizon League record holder Damian Eargle (309 blocks) of Youngstown State (2010-13).
CHICAGO (AP) — Kendrick Nunn had 18 of his 32 points in the first half and grabbed nine rebounds on Monday night to help Oakland beat Illinois-Chicago 78-68.
The Golden Grizzlies (12-8, 4-3 Horizon) pulled away for good with an 8-0 run that made it 73-65 on Martez Walker's 3-point play with 1:58 left. Tarkus Ferguson cut the deficit to five with a 3-point play before Oakland made 5 of 6 free throws in the final minute.
CHICAGO (AP) — Dikembe Dixson scored a season-high 25 points, 17 in the first half, and Dominique Matthews added 20, also a season best, to lead UIC to an 84-45 win over Trinity Christian on Saturday.
Matthews hit a 3-pointer 13 seconds into the game and the Flames led the rest of the way. Dixson scored 10 points in a 17-2 run and later ended the half with a steal and a dunk for a 45-23 lead. Two Matthews 3-pointers and a Dixon dunk gave UIC a 67-34 bulge with 11½ minutes remaining.
CHICAGO (AP) — Max Strus scored a career-best 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds as DePaul beat Illinois-Chicago 65-55 on Saturday afternoon.
Strus scored 12 of his team's 29 first-half points and the Blue Demons (5-4) were up by three at the break.
Tre'Darius McCallum sank a 3-pointer to start the second half, sparking a 12-2 run capped by a Strus 3 and DePaul led 41-28 with 16:05 to go. UIC cut it to 57-51 with 4:28 remaining but couldn't get closer.
CHICAGO (AP) — Dikembe Dixson scored 17 points and grabbed four rebounds and the University of Illinois-Chicago rolled to 76-48 win over Division II Wisconsin Parkside Wednesday night, snapping a four-game skid.
Dixson was 8 of 15 from the floor for the Flames (3-5). Dominique Matthews added 13 points and Tai Odiase had 11 points and seven blocks.
CHICAGO (AP) — Godwin Boahen scored 15 points and Tarkus Ferguson added 13 to help lead Illinois-Chicago to a 65-55 win over North Carolina Central on the opening night of the season for both teams on Friday night.
The Flames jumped out to an early lead and were up 20-10 with 8:07 left in the first half. They took a 29-20 lead into the break.