CAPE GIRADEAU, Mo. -- Kelsey Barlow had 21 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists to lead Illinois-Chicago to a 75-69 victory over Southeast Missouri State Saturday night.
UIC (4-6) jumped out to a 16-0 advantage at the 14:05 mark of the first period. Jarekious Bradley, who led Southeast Missouri (7-3) with 28 points and nine rebounds, then hit a jump shot to get the Redhawks on the board. They came charging back to cut the lead to 38-33 by halftime.Bradley hit a 3-pointer with 12:45 remaining in the game to close to 51-50. Four other times Southeast Missouri came within one point but could never grab the lead. Bradley hit a jump shot with 3:38 remaining to make the score 64-63. Barlow answered with a layup, a jump shot and two free throws to seal the victory for UIC.Marc Brown and Jordan Harks each had 12 points for UIC.