CHICAGO (AP) Godren Boahen scored 21 points off the UIC bench to lead the Flames to a 71-66 victory over Cleveland State in the Horizon League opener on Saturday afternoon.
The win is UIC's third straight over the Vikings after sweeping the series a year ago.
Braelen Bridges had his third double-double of the season, scoring 11 points and grabbing 13 rebounds for the Flames (6-8, 1-0). Marcus Ottey added 13 points and Tarkus Ferguson added 12 points and five assists.
Torrey Patton scored 22 points and grabbed a half-dozen rebounds to lead Cleveland State (4-10, 0-1). Csraig Beaudion added 15 points and dished nine assists and Algevon Eichelberger chipped in 13 points.