CHICAGO – Jon Harris had 18 points and 10 rebounds on Wednesday night as Cleveland State beat Illinois-Chicago 74-64.
Anton Grady scored four straight to put Cleveland State up 61-51 with 2:24 and the Vikings held on by making 10 of their final 14 free throws.
Bryn Forbes added 20 points for Cleveland State (12-9, 4-3 Horizon League) which led 29-23 at halftime and opened the second on an 11-6 run.
Trey Lewis' 3-pointer for the Vikings with 13:55 left was the first of nine consecutive field goals made by both teams that ended on Kelsey Barlow's layup for UIC with 10:15 left to make the score 51-40.
The Flames (5-15, 0-6) pulled to within 55-49 on Barlow's 3 with 5:18 and again to 57-51 on Jake Wiegand's tip-in 26 seconds later, but they never got closer.
Wiegand led UIC with 17 points and Jay Parker added 10.