YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Michael Akuchie had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead five Youngstown State players in double figures as the Penguins beat UIC 74-58 in the Horizon League Tourney on Thursday night.
Naz Bohannon added 15 points for the Penguins. Darius Quisenberry chipped in 12, Shemar Rathan-Mayes scored 10 and Garrett Covington had 10. Bohannon also had six assists.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: State Reports Lowest Average Infection Rate In Two Weeks, But Hospitalizations Still Rising
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Teyvion Kirk had 13 points and seven rebounds for the Flames (9-13). He also had seven turnovers but only four assists. RayQuawndis Mitchell added 12 points and seven rebounds. Maurice Commander had 11 points.
The Penguins improve to 2-1 against the Flames for the season. In the most recent matchup, Youngstown State defeated UIC 85-77 on Jan. 23.MORE NEWS: Lawyers, Community Leaders Calling On Department Of Justice To Investigate Death Of Adam Toledo
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