Ill.-Chicago 62, N. Illinois 55

Marc Brown scored 15 points Saturday to lead Illinois-Chicago to

a 62-55 victory over winless Northern Illinois.

Daniel Barnes added 12 points and Gary Talton 11 for the Flames

(3-5), whose three-game losing streak ended. Hayden Humes grabbed

10 rebounds.

Antone Christian and Keith Gray scored 11 apiece for the Huskies

(0-8), who had been idle all week for finals.

The Flames shot just 38.8 percent (19 of 49), though they did

make 8 of 18 from 3-point range, led by four from Barnes.

Northern Illinois shot 36.4 percent (20 of 55) and was

outrebounded 42-34.

The Flames led 42-40 when Brown scored five points in a 7-0 run

for a 49-40 edge with 7:01 left. The Huskies responded with a 9-1

surge to trail 50-49 with 2:02 to go, but the Flames’ Paris Carter

hit consecutive baskets to seal it.

NIU is 0-10 on trips to UIC since 1993.