Scores

Final

UIC 78

(4-7, 0-1 Horizon)

N Illinois 80

(3-4, 2-2 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 14, 2010

    Convocation Center, Dekalb, Illinois

    1 2 T
    UIC 33 4578
    NIU 29 5180

    Top Performers

    Illinois-Chicago: R. Kreps 16 Pts, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Northern Illinois: X. Silas 40 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Xavier Silas' 40 points power NIU past Illinois-Chicago

    Associated Press

    DE KALB, Ill. -- Xavier Silas scored 40 points Tuesday night and Northern Illinois held on to beat Illinois-Chicago 80-78.

    Silas was 8 of 18 from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers, and 22 of 24 from the free-throw line for the Huskies (3-4), playing for the first time in 12 days. Silas scored 28 points in the second half, including Northern Illinois' last seven points from the foul line. Illinois-Chicago made it close on Corey Gray's 3-pointer with 2 seconds to play for the final margin.

    No other Northern Illinois player finished in double figures.

    The Flames (4-7) jumped to a 15-2 lead and were ahead 33-29 at halftime. Silas had 12 points in the first half on 1-of-8 shooting and was 10-for-10 at the line.

    Darrin Williams led Illinois-Chicago with 16 points. Paul Carter and Robo Kreps scored 14 points apiece, Zavion Neely added 12 and Paris Carter had 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UIC
    NIU
    Points 78 80
    FG Made-Attempted 27-56 (.482) 18-46 (.391)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-21 (.333) 5-11 (.455)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-28 (.607) 39-51 (.765)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 35 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 9

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