Ferguson scores 16, leads Illinois-Chicago past IUPUI 75-66

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.

The Flames (8-12, 2-3) were coming off an upset win over Horizon League leader Wright State, handing the Raiders first loss in conference.

Jordan Blount added 14 points for UIC, Marcus Ottey chipped in 13 while Jamie Ahale and Godwin Boahen had 10 each.

Marcus Burk had 18 points for the Jaguars (5-15, 1-6). Grant Weatherford added 17 points and eight rebounds. Elyjah Goss scored 16 points with 15 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season, and blocked three shots. Jaylen Minnett added 12 points for IUPUI, which was down to seven players. Isaiah Williams, averaging eight points and four rebounds per game, was out with an injury.

The Flames shot 45%, had 20 assists on 29 field goals, and dominated the paint 40-24.

Illinois-Chicago (8-12, 3-4) faces Oakland on the road on Thursday. IUPUI plays Detroit on the road on Thursday.