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NCAA Game Summary - Illinois-Chicago at UC Riverside



(Friday, December 20)

Final Score: UC Riverside 57, Illinois-Chicago 56

Riverside, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Nick Gruninger's layup in the final moments proved to be the game winner as the UC Riverside Highlanders pulled out a 57-56 win over the Illinois-Chicago Flames in non-conference action at SRC Arena.

Gruninger finished the night with 11 points and five rebounds for the Highlanders (4-6), while Chris Patton accounted for 15 points and eight boards off the bench. Taylor Johns checked in with a double-double consisting of 12 points and a team-best 10 rebounds as UCR snapped a two-game slide.

The Flames (5-7) were paced by Kelsey Barlow who tallied 17 points and eight rebounds, although he shot just 1-of-5 behind the 3-point line and was guilty of half the unit's 10 turnovers. Hayden Humes pitched in with 11 points, followed by Jordan Harks and Jake Wiegand with 10 points apiece, the latter adding nine rebounds off the bench,

UIC shot just 37.0 percent from the field in the first half and while the visitors were able to hold the Highlanders to just 1-of-5 shooting beyond the arc in the period, it was UC Riverside that claimed a 33-26 edge at the break.

The Highlanders shot only 8-of-24 from the floor, including 2-of-6 beyond the arc, over the final 20 minutes but thanks to Gruninger all of that was just enough to get the home team over the hump.

In a game that featured six ties and nine lead changes, UCR's bench outscored the UIC reserves by a 23-10 margin.

12/21 00:44:55 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1
 
Final
TAM 4
BOS 3
Final
MIA 9
NYM 6
Final
ATL 0
PHI 7
Final
BAL 4
MIN 6
Final
STL 5
PIT 4
Final
CHC 4
MIL 2
Final
CLE 1
DET 12
Final
OAK 6
SEA 1
Final
SDP 3
ARI 1
Final
COL 10
SFG 9
Final
KAN 4
TEX 3
Final
LOS 4
WAS 6
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
BOS
 
7:05pm Tonight
BAL
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
DET
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
PHI
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
TOR
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
MIL
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
CWS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
ANA
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
TEX
 
8:15pm Tonight
STL
PIT
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
SFG
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
SEA
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
ARI
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
WAS
 
Final
LOU 31
MIAMI 13
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1