Dixson, Ferguson lead UIC by Detroit Mercy 78-69
DETROIT (AP) — Kikembe Dixson scored 23 points and Tarkus Ferguson added 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead UIC over Detroit Mercy 78-69 on Sunday.
The victory gave UIC (14-11, 9-3) its first six-game winning streak since taking eight straight during the 2012-2013 season, and the Flames have nine Horizon League wins for the first time since 2007-08. The Flames have also won six straight road games for the first time since 2003-04.
Josh McFolley had career highs of 30 points and six steals for the Titans (7-18, 3-9). Roschon Prince added 18 points and Kameron Chatman had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
UIC led 43-37 at halftime and built a 13-point second-half lead.
Three free throws by DeShawndre Black got Detroit within 71-67 with 1:13 to go but Ferguson found Dixson behind the Detroit defense for a breakaway dunk and the Flames made 5 of 6 free throws thereafter.