— RayQuawndis Mitchell drained three late 3-pointers and Illinois-Chicago fought from 22 points down in the second half to defeat Northern Illinois 65-61 on Wednesday to give coach Luke Yaklich his first win in Division I.
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Illinois-Chicago hired former Texas and Michigan assistant Luke Yaklich as coach on Thursday.
- UIC hires former Texas, U-M assistant Yaklich
- UIC parts with McClain after 5 seasons
- UIC hires Indiana assistant McClain as coach
- Sources: UIC hires McClain as head coach
UIC has parted ways with head coach Steve McClain after five seasons. Overall, McClain was 76-93, going 42-48 in conference play.
Tyler Sharpe scored 16 points and Jalen Tate added 14 on Tuesday, helping Northern Kentucky beat UIC 71-62 to lock up its second straight Horizon League Tournament title and earn another trip to the NCAA Tournament.
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Tarkus Ferguson tied his career high with 25 points and Illinois-Chicago advanced to its first Horizon League championship game since 2004 with a 73-56 victory over top-seeded Wright State on Monday night.
Michael Diggins registered 17 points and eight rebounds as Illinois-Chicago got past Youngstown State 67-61 in the Horizon Conference Tourney semifinals on Thursday night.
Braelen Bridges and Tarkus Ferguson each scored 14 points to lift Illinois-Chicago to a 93-59 win over IUPUI in the first round of the Horizon Conference tournament on Tuesday night.
Sophomore Rashad Williams poured in 29 points and Oakland held off Illinois-Chicago 68-66 on Saturday.
Godwin Boahen had 19 points off the bench to carry Illinois-Chicago to an 84-67 win over Detroit Mercy on Thursday night.
Marcus Ottey posted 16 points as Illinois-Chicago narrowly beat IUPUI 77-72 on Saturday.
Tarkus Ferguson scored 14 points and reserve Godwin Boahen added a double-double to propel Illinois-Chicago to a 73-43 romp over Northern Kentucky on Sunday.
Loudon Love scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Wright State beat Illinois-Chicago 75-58 on Friday night.
Marcus Ottey had 18 points as Illinois-Chicago defeated Green Bay 71-58 on Saturday.
Darius Roy scored 18 points as Milwaukee defeated Illinois-Chicago 74-57 on Thursday night.
Marcus Ottey sank two free throws in the final seconds to give Illinois-Chicago the edge over Cleveland State 64-62 on Saturday.
Tarkus Ferguson scored six of his 10 points in overtime as Illinois-Chicago opened the second half of the Horizon League schedule by erasing a nine-point second-half deficit and beating Youngstown State 90-83 in overtime on Thursday night.
Alonde LeGrand scored the go-ahead basket with .4 seconds remaining and Detroit-Mercy defeated Illinois-Chicago 70-69 on Saturday.
Tarkus Ferguson totaled 19 points, eight assists, seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks as Illinois-Chicago routed Oakland 80-50 on Thursday night.
Tarkus Ferguson flirted with a triple double -- 16 points, nine rebounds and nine assists -- while five players reached double figures and Illinois-Chicago defeated IUPUI 75-66 on Saturday.
Michael Diggins scored 20 points and Marcus Ottey made two free throws with 11 seconds left to help Illinois-Chicago hold off Wright State 76-72 on Sunday.