James hits winner for Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (AP)—Deion James hit a 3-pointer with a second left on the clock to give Wisconsin-Milwaukee a 63-62 victory over Illinois-Chicago on Saturday.

The Panthers (14-8, 9-3 Horizon League) trailed by 10 with 1:27 left in the game, but went on a 9-1 run on a pair of 3-pointers from Tone Boyle and another 3 by Tony Meier to cut the Flames’ lead to two with 43 seconds left.

Boyle missed a potential game-tying jumper with eight seconds left, but James came back to hit the game-winning shot.

Boyle and Meier scored 17 points each to lead the Panthers, who trailed 35-21 at halftime.

Tori Boyd scored 23 to lead the Flames (10-11, 3-8), who lost at Wisconsin-Green Bay on Wednesday.

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 Ill. Chicago
Tori Boyd Tori Boyd
7-13,  23 Pts
7 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Wis. Milwaukee
Tony Meier Tony Meier
6-15,  17 Pts
16 Rebs, 3 Assists

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