Felder, Hayes lead Oakland past Illinois-Chicago 74-63
CHICAGO (AP) Kay Felder had 20 points and 10 assists, Jalen Hayes had 15 points and 13 rebounds and Oakland turned back Illinois-Chicago 74-63 on Sunday.
Nick Daniels hit all four of his 3-point attempts and added 18 points for the Golden Grizzlies (20-10, 12-5 Horizon League), who reached 20 wins for the first time in four seasons.
Felder scored nine straight points, the last a 3-pointer at the 5:06 mark that put Oakland in the lead for good, 29-26. The Grizzlies led 39-34 at the half. They pushed the lead to nine but couldn't put the Flames away as Lance Whitaker's layup cut the deficit to 61-60 with 6:03 remaining.
A Daniels 3 put the lead back to six and Oakland slowly pulled away.
Dikembe Dixson led Illinois-Chicago (5-22, 3-13) with 24 points, his fifth straight game with at least 21. He has broken 20 in nine of his last 10 games.