Lucas' layup at buzzer gives Milwaukee Panthers 64-62 win

January 5

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Te'Jon Lucas took an inbounds pass with 4.2 seconds left and drove the length of the floor to score the winning layup and give Milwaukee a 64-62 victory over Illinois-Chicago on Sunday.

Tarkus Ferguson made a layup to tie the game before Lucas responded and was swarmed over by his teammates under the basket.

Milwaukee never led until Josh Thomas' layup with 3:18 left amid a 9-0 run gave the Panthers a 62-59 lead. Ferguson made two free throws with 1:21 remaining before his tying layup.

Lucas finished with 19 points. Darius Roy also had 19 points plus eight rebounds for the Panthers (7-9, 2-2 Horizon League)

Ferguson had 19 points and three blocks for the Flames (6-11, 1-3). Braelen Bridges added 14 points and nine rebounds.

Milwaukee matches up against Green Bay on the road on Saturday. UIC plays against Northern Kentucky at home on Friday.

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