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Urbana 59

 

Chicago State 55

(4-24, 2-7 WAC)

    3:05 PM ET, February 25, 2012

    Jones Convocation Center, Chicago, Illinois

    1 2 T
    URB 25 3459
    CHS 27 2855

    Top Performers

    Urbana: S. Muhammad Jr. 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Chicago St: L. Fisher 12 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Urbana 59, Chicago St. 55

    Associated Press

    CHICAGO -- Ramel Mitchell scored 17 points as Urbana picked up its first victory in school history over a Division I team with a 59-55 win over Chicago State on Saturday.

    Sharif Muhammad Jr. added 14 points and Marcus Pearl 12 for the Division II Blue Knights (8-18), who compete in the Ohio Independents League. Dyrell Dolson had 11 rebounds.

    Urbana had failed in its previous 21 tries against Division I programs.

    Lee Fisher's 12 points paced the Cougars (4-24). Jeremy Robinson and Ardarius Simmons added 11 apiece, and Clarke Rosenberg grabbed 11 boards.

    The Blue Knights scored the first seven points but trailed 27-25 at the half.

    Pearl's three-point play gave Urbana a 55-47 edge with 2:33 left before Fisher, Rosenberg and Simmons brought the Cougars within 55-53 with 1:10 to go. But Mitchell hit four free throws to clinch it.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    URB
    CHS
    Points 59 55
    FG Made-Attempted 18-49 (.367) 19-55 (.345)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-17 (.235) 2-12 (.167)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-23 (.826) 15-27 (.556)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 3

    2011-12 Season

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