ROCHESTER, Mich. -- 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.
Odiase had a dunk and two layups during a 6-2 spurt that made it 17-14 and UIC led the rest of the way. Ferguson converted a 3-point play to spark a 10-2 run that pushed the lead to 11 points before Boahen's 3-pointer made it 40-30 at the break. Nick Daniels hit a 3 that pulled Oakland (14-10, 6-5) within two points with two minutes to play, but Ottey made two free throws and Odiase hit a jumper to make it 76-69 and UIC made 4 of 6 free throws in the final 32 seconds to seal it.
Stansberry hits 5 3s, scores 19; Hawaii beats Hawaii Hilo
Eddie Stansberry hit 5 of 10 from 3-point range and finished with 19 points, Drew Buggs had 16 points and seven assists, and Hawaii beat Division II Hawaii Hilo 82-75 Saturday night.
Suber's double-double helps CSU Bakersfield beat Idaho 73-67
James Suber had a career-high 20 points, on 8-of-9 shooting, and 13 rebounds and Rickey Holden scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half to help CSU Bakersfield beat Idaho 73-67 Saturday night.
Sueing scores 23, Cal rallies for 89-83 win over California
Justice Sueing scored a season-high 23 points, Paris Austin added 15, and California rallied to defeat San Diego State 89-83 on Saturday night.