Illinois-Chicago vs Green Bay

Green Bay 64, Ill.-Chicago 63


VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) - Sultan Muhammad hit a 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds remaining as Green Bay defeated Illinois-Chicago 64-63 in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League tournament on Friday night.

Two free throws from Gary Talton capped an 11-3 run that gave Illinois-Chicago a 63-61 lead with 7 seconds left. But Keifer Sykes took the ball across the mid-court line and kicked it to Muhammad on the right wing, where he nailed a 24-footer for the game-winner.

Alec Brown scored 17 points for the fourth-seeded Phoenix (18-14), who will face top-seeded Valparaiso Saturday in the semifinals. Sykes added 12 points and Muhammad had 10.

The fifth-seeded Flames (17-15) got 23 points from Hayden Humes and 12 apiece from Josh Crittle and Talton.

Humes scored seven straight points to erase a six-point Phoenix lead and put Chicago ahead 59-58 with 3:05 remaining. Brown hit 1 of 2 free throws to tie it up and the teams then traded baskets, setting up the last-second heroics.

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Illinois-Chicago (17-15)293463
Green Bay (18-14) «343064

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Illinois-Chicago Flames
H. Humes, F3410-121-250423
J. Crittle, C315-82-331512
D. Barnes, G371-103-44205
G. Talton, G374-104-436212
A. Kelley, G172-20-03026
M. Brown221-50-03033
W. Simonton120-00-00010
J. Wiegand40-02-22002
J. Miller30-10-00000
J. Parker30-10-00000
Totals 23-4912-152691763
Green Bay Phoenix
G. Mays, F213-42-43038
A. Brown, C344-86-861217
J. Fouse, G364-60-29218
K. Sykes, G346-150-014315
S. Muhammad, G302-62-21117
B. Cougill202-40-04114
C. Stefan131-40-00233
C. Love121-30-01012
Totals 23-5010-1631111564
Horizon League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N. Kentucky12-624-1187
Green Bay12-618-14158
Wright St.11-720-12115
Youngstown St.5-1313-21252
Clev. St.5-139-22260