College basketball has come to die in Chicago, where the five local teams have a .341 winning percentage.
Gary Talton scored 20 points Saturday night to lead Illinois-Chicago to its first road victory of the season with a 67-63 win over Eastern Illinois.
The Flames have lost 24 straight on the road in the Horizon League since 2009.
Valparaiso outscored Illinois-Chicago (6-13, 2-7) 32-10 in the paint and had a 23-17 scoring advantage off the bench.
Ashen Ward scored 22 points and Youngstown State led by as many as 30 points in a 71-50 trouncing of Illinois-Chicago Saturday night in Horizon League action.
Gary Talton scored a career-high 21 points, including all eight of his team’s points during a seven-minute stretch of the second half, to lead Illinois-Chicago to a 63-59 victory Thursday over Detroit.
Josh Benson scored 13 points and helped lead a 17-0 run to give Dayton a 64-57 win over Illinois-Chicago on Friday night.
Andre Coimbra scored 22 points, including the go-ahead basket with 27 seconds left, to give Central Michigan a 70-67 victory over Illinois-Chicago on Friday night.