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COLLEGES Phoenix shoots down Flames



Published: Tue, February 15, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Wisconsin-Green Bay hit 50 percent of its shots to drop Illinois-Chicago.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHICAGO -- Benito Flores scored 22 points and Brandon Morris added 19 on Monday night to lift Wisconsin-Green Bay to a 78-66 victory against Illinois-Chicago in Horizon League play.

Wisconsin-Green Bay (17-7, 10-4) shot 56 percent from the floor in the first half to take a 46-34 half-time lead. The Phoenix hit 50 percent of their shots during the game.

Turnovers doomed the Flames (12-11, 7-6), as Wisconsin-Green Bay scored 29 points off Illinois-Chicago miscues. Illinois-Chicago also came up short in its three-point shooting, hitting only four of its 16 attempts.

Matt Rohde scored 16 points for the Phoenix, and Javier Mendiburu added 12 points and dished out 13 assists.

The Flames were led by Cedrick Banks 20 points, with Karl White adding 17.

Akron 81, Toledo 79, OT

AKRON -- A 3-pointer by Toledo's Justin Ingram with one second on the clock sent the game to overtime, but his foul and two missed free throws in the final four seconds of the extra period let Akron escape.

Romeo Travis had 21 points and 13 rebounds for Akron (14-7, 8-5 Mid-American Conference). Bubba Walther added 19 points and Rick McFadden had 18.

Akron led 36-32 at halftime but needed to rally late in the second half to go ahead by three on a pair of free throws by Travis with six seconds to go. Ingram's 3-pointer tied the score at 69.

In overtime, a layup and free throw by Keith Tripplett put Toledo ahead 78-77 with 27 seconds remaining. But Akron's Travis scored on a layup with 15 seconds to go, and McFadden hit two free throws after Ingram's foul.

After a foul by Joyce, Ingram missed two out of three free throws.

Ingram and Tripplett finished with 16 points apiece for Toledo (12-11, 8-6), and Sammy Villegas had 11.

Northwestern 59,Texas A & amp;M-Corpus Christi 51

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Vedran Vukusic scored 23 points and Michael Jenkins added 11 to lead Northwestern.

Bailey had 14 points and nine rebounds and Travis Bailey scored 11 points for Texas A & amp;M-Corpus Christi (17-7).




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