NCAA Basketball

Wright State Raiders (25-7)


UIC advances to 1st Horizon League title game since 2004

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Tarkus Ferguson tied his career high with 25 points and Illinois-Chicago advanced to its first Horizon League championship game since 2004 with a 73-56 victory over top-seeded Wright State on Monday night.

UIC, which lost at Wright State by 17 points on Feb. 14, jumped out to a 17-6 lead after Wright State made just one field goal in the opening five minutes. The Flames led by 15 points at halftime and extended it to 20 within the first five minutes of the second half.

Marcus Ottey had 13 points for UIC (18-16). Braelen Bridges added 10 points, and Godwin Boahen had nine points and 10 rebounds as the Flames outrebounded Wright State 47-38.

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Leaders
Points: L. Love15.9
Rebounds: T. Holden6.5
Assists: J. Hall2.9
FG%: L. Love48.8%
FT%: B. Wampler78.3%
3P%: B. Wampler40.4%
Steals: T. Holden1.3
Blocks: L. Love1.5
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Florida State26-5
5 Baylor26-4
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Creighton24-7
8 Kentucky25-6
9 Michigan State22-9
10 Villanova24-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Baylor26-4
5 Florida State26-5
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Kentucky25-6
8 Duke25-6
9 Creighton24-7
9 Villanova24-7
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Horizon Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Wright State 15-3 25-7
Northern Kentucky 13-5 23-9
Green Bay 11-7 17-16
Youngstown State 10-8 18-15
UIC 10-8 18-17
Oakland 8-10 14-19
Milwaukee 7-11 12-19
Cleveland State 7-11 11-21
Detroit 6-12 8-23
IUPUI 3-15 7-25
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 80.6 (8)
Rebounds: 12.2 (28)
Assists: 13.9 (110)
FG%: 45.6% (82)
FT%: 67.3% (292)
3P%: 36.1% (47)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 70.8 (218)
Rebounds: 27.8 (40)
Assists: 10.6 (43)
FG%: 41.6% (103)
FT%: 71.2% (202)
3P%: 30.1% (42)
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