CHICAGO (AP) Kendrick Nunn had 18 of his 32 points in the first half and grabbed nine rebounds on Monday night to help Oakland beat Illinois-Chicago 78-68.
The Golden Grizzlies (12-8, 4-3 Horizon) pulled away for good with an 8-0 run that made it 73-65 on Martez Walker's 3-point play with 1:58 left. Tarkus Ferguson cut the deficit to five with a 3-point play before Oakland made 5 of 6 free throws in the final minute.
Oakland trailed only once in the second half when UIC (8-11, 3-3) had a 6-0 run to make it 54-53 with 9:42 left. Oakland responded with a 7-0 run and extended the lead to 65-58, but the Flames had a 7-0 run to tie it at 65 all.