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Pacher scores 16 to help Wright State hold off Illinois-Chicago 68-61

AJ Pacher scored 16 points to lead Wright State to a 68-61 win over Illinois-Chicago on Saturday.

Matt Vest added 11 points for the Raiders (18-13, 10-6 Horizon League), who shot 50 percent and had assists on 17 of their 23 field goals.

Kelsey Barlow had 16 points for the Flames (6-24, 1-15), who ended a 17-game losing their in the last outing. Jordan Harks contributed 13 points and Pat Birt had 12 off the bench.

Chicago was up 52-49 with 7:45 to play when the Raiders scored eight straight, four after turnovers. The Flames were within three with 30 seconds left but missed two 3's after a Wright State turnover. Mark Howell and Reggie Arceneaux each made two free throws to ice it.

The Flames did not score a field goal after the 8:30 mark, scoring their last 11 points from the fine line to finish 25 of 29.