Detroit Holds Off Illinois-Chicago 70-66

DETROIT (AP) — Ray McCallum scored 26 points and Detroit withstood an Illinois-Chicago rally to win 70-66 Friday night.

Eli Holman had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Titans (12-11, 6-5 Horizon), who have won five of their last six.

McCallum made 9 of 11 shots from the field, including the only one Detroit made in 17 tries from behind the arc. The Flames stayed in the game by making 10 of 27 3-point attempts.

Gary Talton led Illinois-Chicago (6-15, 2-9) with 17 points.

Darrin Williams had 13 points and 10 rebounds for UIC, which trailed 43-26 early in the second half before storming back. Talton’s two free throws with 38 seconds left got the Flames within 68-66, but Jason Calliste and LaMarcus Lowe each made a free throw to close it out.

The Flames have lost 24 straight on the road in the Horizon League since 2009.

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  • Cameltoe Rancher

    Good thing UIC canned it’s hockey program to vamp up it’s basketball team! Quite the embarrassment this basketball program is. How in the name of all that is good can they not field a winning team on the West Side of Chicago? Shame on them. As an alum, I am sorely embarrassed.

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