Ill.-Chicago 64, Colorado St. 55

Gary Talton scored 20 points, including a perfect 12 for 12 from

the free-throw line, and added five rebounds and five assists to

lead Illinois-Chicago to its seventh straight victory by defeating

Colorado State 64-55 on Saturday afternoon.

UIC (8-1) trailed 46-45 with 5:45 remaining after Wes Eikmeier

hit a free throw for Colorado State. Seconds later, Will Simonton

made a lay-up to give the Rams a 47-46 lead and Colorado State went

on a 17-9 run from that point on to seal the victory.

Daniel Barnes scored 14 points, Marc Brown had 12 points and

four rebounds and Josh Crittle chipped in with 10 for the Flames,

which haven’t suffered a loss since Nov. 16 when New Mexico beat

them 66-59 in the Paradise Jam Tournament.

Greg Smith scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds for

Colorado State (6-2) and Pierce Hornung had eight points and 10