Scores

Final

UIC 63

(5-11, 1-5 Horizon)

Cleveland State 70

(7-10, 3-2 Horizon)

    5:30 PM ET, January 9, 2010

    Wolstein Center, Cleveland, Ohio

    1 2 T
    UIC 33 3063
    CLEV 33 3770

    Top Performers

    Illinois-Chicago: J. Buttell 22 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Stl

    Cleveland State: D. Brown 13 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Cleveland St. 70, Ill.-Chicago 63

    Associated Press

    CLEVELAND -- Jeremy Montgomery scored 17 points and had five assists as Cleveland State withstood a late rally to defeat Illinois-Chicago 70-63 on Saturday.

    The Vikings (7-10, 3-2 Horizon League) led 65-49 with 4:01 remaining, but the Flames (5-11, 1-5) used a 14-1 run, including six points by Chris Buchanan, to pull within 66-63 with 51 seconds left.

    D'Aundray Brown, who finished with 13 points and seven rebounds, hit two free throws to increase Cleveland State's lead to 68-63. After a missed Illinois-Chicago shot, Montgomery added two free throws for the final margin.

    Cleveland State scored the game's first eight points, but Illinois-Chicago built an eight-point lead of its own, 30-22, with 3:16 left until halftime. Two 3-pointers by Jared Cunningham started an 11-1 Cleveland State run to a 33-33 halftime tie.

    Jeremy Buttell had 22 points and eight rebounds for the Flames.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UIC
    CLEV
    Points 63 70
    FG Made-Attempted 25-55 (.455) 23-45 (.511)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 8-20 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-12 (.667) 16-17 (.941)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 16

    2009-10 Season

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