Ill.-Chicago 74, E. Michigan 48

Daniel Barnes scored a career-high 30 points against his former

team as Illinois-Chicago defeated Eastern Michigan 74-48

Saturday.

Barnes, who played at Eastern Michigan in the 2008-09 season,

hit 6 of 13 3-pointers and 10 of 18 shots overall from the field.

Illinois-Chicago (9-1) shot 12 of 29 from beyond the arc, including

9 of 13 in the second half, to win its eighth game in a row.

Gary Talton added 12 points, seven assists, six rebounds and

four steals for the Flames.

Glenn Bryant led Eastern Michigan (6-3) with 10 points and seven

rebounds. The Eagles shot just 34 percent from the field, including

1 of 10 on 3-point attempts, against an Illinois-Chicago team that

came into the game ranked fifth in the nation in scoring defense

(52 points per game).