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UIC (5-6) strung together back-to-back wins for the first time this season by beating Purdue Calumet on Tuesday, 88-61.
Playing against a NAIA opponent, the Flames had this one in hand very early. By the 13:39 mark in the first half, they led 16-8, and the lead grew to as many as 25 in the first half after Marc Brown’s dunk with 3:56 remaining.
In the second half, the Peregrines fought back to within 18 points with 10:20 remaining, but UIC sophomore Gabe Snider responded with a three-pointer to end the short run.
UIC continued to dominate with an 8-2 spurt a couple of minutes later that put the Flames up 69-42.
After Roddy Richardson’s layup with 5:58 remaining got Purdue Calumet within 23 points, the Flames rattled off nine points in a row to take a 82-50 advantage.
Frank Dounis’ free throws with 26 seconds left gave the Flames their largest lead at 88-59.
Five Flames scored in double figures, led by Central Arkansas Jordan Harks.
Harks posted 15 points, 12 ...