Butler 69, Ill.-Chicago 44

Roosevelt Jones had 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead Butler to

its fifth consecutive win, 69-44 over Illinois-Chicago on Tuesday


The Bulldogs (18-12, 11-6) play their regular-season finale at

Valparaiso on Friday. The Horizon League tournament begins on Feb.


Ronald Nored, in his final regular-season home game, had 12

points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Nored and fellow senior

Garrett Butcher played for Butler’s back-to-back national


Andrew Smith and Chrishawn Hopkins added 10 points for the

Bulldogs. Butler has won 12 in a row in the series with


Gary Talton had 13 points and Darrin Williams scored 11 for the

Flames (8-19, 3-13). UIC broke a 26-game road losing streak

Saturday at Eastern Illinois.