Milwaukee 72, Ill.-Chicago 61

Kaylon Williams had 19 points and 10 assists as Milwaukee beat

Illinois-Chicago 72-61 Thursday night to climb into a three-way tie

for fourth place in the Horizon League.

The Panthers (18-12), who close out the regular season Saturday

against last-place Loyola (Ill.), are tied with Detroit and

Youngstown State for fourth place at 10-7 in the Horizon – one

game-behind Butler and Cleveland State, who share second place at

11-6. The top two teams earn first-round byes in the conference

tournament.

Tony Meier added 17 points and Ryan Allen had 11 for Milwaukee,

which hit 14 of 25 3-pointers en route to its eighth straight

victory over Chicago. Meier was 5 for 7 beyond the arc while

Williams hit 4 of 7 3-pointers.

The Flames (8-20, 3-14) got 17 points from Marc Brown, 13 from

Hayden Humes and 11 each from Gary Talton and Darrin Williams.