CHICAGO (AP) — Robo Kreps scored 24 points and Illinois-Chicago rallied to defeat Wisconsin-Green Bay 78-71 Thursday night.
The Flames (8-20, 3-14 Horizon) have won two in a row after losing 12 of their previous 13 games.
The Phoenix (19-11, 10-7) led 32-24 at halftime and opened up a 14-point lead in the first 3 minutes of the second half before the Flames rallied.
Zavion Neely added 18 points for Illinois-Chicago and Jeremy Buttell had 16 points and 11 rebounds. Kreps also had nine rebounds and went 8-for-8 from the free-throw line.
Rahmon Fletcher had 17 points to lead Wisconsin-Green Bay. Troy Cotton had 15, Bryquis Perine 13 and Rian Pearson 12.
The loss, combined with Wright State's win at Youngstown State, ended Green Bay's hopes of a second-place Horizon League finish.
UIC won 82-80 at Evansville last Saturday on Kreps' last-second basket.