CHICAGO — Marcus Ottey scored 20 points and Godwin Boahen drained a career-high five 3-pointers as UIC rallied in a hot-shooting second half to put away Division-II's Wisconsin Parkside 94-74 Saturday.
Four players for UIC (3-3) reached double-figure scoring with Boahen adding 19, Rob Howard and Jacob Wiley coming off the bench for 15 and 10, respectively. The Flames shot 72 percent from the floor (23-for-32) in the second half, outscoring Wisconsin Parkside 55-39.
The game was a battle, with three ties and 15 lead changes. Boahen ended the first half with a 3, boosting UIC ahead 39-37, but the Division II Rangers led again by as many as six, 58-52. Howard scored a quick four points on a pair of free throws and a dunk, starting a surge that saw the Flames leading 74-64 five minutes later.
Full-court pressure led to 24 points off 14 Rangers turnovers and UIC also scored 24 off the fast break.
D'Aaron Owens and Brandon Trimble led the Rangers with 16 points each, and Adam Bonk added 13.