Ill.-Chicago runs past Cent. Michigan for a 65-52 win
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP)—Scott VanderMeer had 16 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks to lead Illinois-Chicago past Central Michigan Wednesday night, 65-52.
The Flames (3-3) never trailed the Chippewas (0-5).
Jermaine Dailey scored two of his 10 points to break a 13-13 tie with 5:47 to play in the first half, igniting a 14-2 run by the Flames and putting UIC ahead for good.
Central Michigan went on a 14-0 in the second half and cut the Flames? lead to three points at 49-46. But Dailey blocked a Giordan Watson shot and then converted on a put-back to end the Chippewa run.
Josh Mayo had 13 points for the Flames, who shot 53 percent from the field. Tori Boyd added nine points and six rebounds for UIC, while Dailey pulled down six rebounds and had four blocks.
Central Michigan was led by bench players Giordan Watson, who had 15 points and four assists, and Marko Spica, who chipped in 12 points and five rebounds.
The Chippewas shot 36 percent from the field, 23 percent from 3-point range and 56 percent from the free-throw line.