All of Barnes' points came on 3-pointers. He was 6 of 9 behind the arc - the only shots he attempted for the Flames (6-11, 2-5 Horizon League).
Darrin Williams added 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds for UIC.
Walt Gibler led the Ramblers (5-12, 0-7) with 21 points on 8 of 9 shooting. His basket with 2:33 left got Loyola within 54-51, but the Ramblers didn't score again. Ben Averkamp had 10 points and nine rebounds for Loyola.