Wgreenbay 33 36 69
Illchicago 29 35 64
Date of game: 1/19/2014

Recap: Ill-Chicago vs. Green Bay

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Alec Brown scored a game-high 23 points as the Green Bay Phoenix captured a 69-64 win over the Flames of Illinois-Chicago in Horizon League action at UIC Pavilion.

Also scoring in double figures for Green Bay (15-3, 5-0 HL) was Keifer Sykes with 21 points as the team extended its win streak to 10 in a row and remained all alone atop the league standings.

The Flames (5-14, 0-5), the only team still without a win in Horizon League action, were led by Pat Birt with 13 points and Jordan Harks 11, as the squad bowed for the eighth time in as many games.

Green Bay led by as many as 10 points in the first half, shooting 53.8 percent from the floor, but the squad found itself ahead by just four at the break, 33-29.

In the second half the Flames turned the corner in order to lead by eight at the 13:03 mark, but the hosts converted just 2-of-7 behind the 3-point line and struggled at the free-throw line (13-of-21) in the period.

UIC finished the day shooting only 18-of-31 at the charity stripe.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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