Illinois-Chicago vs New Mexico

New Mexico 66, Ill.-Chicago 59

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ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) - Kendall Williams scored 23 points and New Mexico withstood a spirited comeback bid by Illinois-Chicago in a 66-59 victory at the Paradise Jam on Friday.

Demetrius Walker added 14 points for New Mexico (2-0), which saw its 13-point halftime lead whittled down to two, at 58-56, with 35 seconds remaining, after a steal and layup by UIC's Daniel Barnes.

But the Lobos hit their final eight foul shots down the stretch to hold off the upstart Flames (1-1).

Hugh Greenwood had nine points and nine rebounds for New Mexico, which shot just 27.8 percent (5 for 18) from the floor in the second half.

Hayden Humes led UIC with 16 points, Gary Talton added 14 and Barnes 11.

New Mexico will now face George Mason on Sunday at 6 p.m. UIC will face Mercer on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

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Scoreboard
Illinois-Chicago (1-1)233659
New Mexico (2-0) «372966

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Illinois-Chicago Flames
H. Humes, F356-112-230316
J. Crittle, C264-110-15148
G. Talton, G383-146-864314
D. Barnes, G344-120-250411
M. Brown, G291-40-03353
J. Miller171-30-10013
W. Simonton81-10-03022
J. Wiegand61-20-01002
J. Parker50-00-00110
A. Fells30-00-00200
Totals 21-588-1432112359
 36.2%57.1% 
New Mexico Lobos
C. Bairstow, F140-33-40053
D. Walker, G365-101-251113
H. Greenwood, G354-61-19459
K. Williams, G355-1212-1342123
T. Snell, G332-91-21217
A. Kirk232-65-89039
C. Thomas91-10-02112
C. Adams80-00-02010
N. Banyard80-00-02020
Totals 19-4723-3039102066
 40.4%76.7% 
Horizon League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Oakland14-425-9109
Valparaiso14-424-971
N. Kentucky12-624-1187
Green Bay12-618-14158
Wright St.11-720-12115
Ill.-Chicago7-1117-19250
Detroit6-128-23288
Youngstown St.5-1313-21252
Clev. St.5-139-22260
Milwaukee4-1411-24258

Mountain West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Nevada14-428-729
Colorado St.13-524-1266
Boise St.12-620-1272
Fresno St.11-720-1376
New Mexico10-817-1486
San Diego St9-919-1498
Wyoming8-1023-15152
San Jose St.7-1114-16191
Utah St.7-1114-17181
Air Force4-1412-21251
UNLV4-1411-21241
 
Other games
COLO 60 Final
BAYL 58
NCST 94 Final
MASS 76
WAKE 71 Final
UCONN 77
LAF 49 Final
UK 101
NICS 54 Final
MIZZ 74
STJOE 79 Final
ND 70
UNC 78 Final
LBSU 63