Sulskis scores 26 points as Youngstown St. tops Ill.-Chicago

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP)—Vytas Sulskis had 26 points and 7 rebounds to lead Youngstown State over Illinois-Chicago 80-68 on Thursday night.

John Barber added 24 points for the Penguins (5-7), who trailed early in the first half but went ahead for good with 15:11 remaining on a 3-pointer by Mikko Niemi. The Penguins have won two in a row.

Karl White Jr. scored 21 points for the Flames (8-6), who shot only 38.8 percent from the field and now have a two-game losing streak. Illinois-Chicago also committed 17 turnovers, which the Penguins were able to convert into 20 points.

Youngstown State shot 50 percent from the field, including 41.2 percent (7-of-17) from behind the 3-point line.

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 Ill. Chicago
J. Mayo J. Mayo
6-12,  17 Pts
3 Rebs, 5 Assists
 Youngstown St.
V. Sulskis V. Sulskis
9-13,  26 Pts
7 Rebs, 2 Assists

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