CHICAGO -- Jon Harris had 18 points and 10 rebounds on Wednesday night as Cleveland State beat Illinois-Chicago 74-64.
Anton Grady scored four straight to put Cleveland State up 61-51 with 2:24 and the Vikings held on by making 10 of their final 14 free throws.
Bryn Forbes added 20 points for Cleveland State (12-9, 4-3 Horizon League) which led 29-23 at halftime and opened the second on an 11-6 run.
Trey Lewis' 3-pointer for the Vikings with 13:55 left was the first of nine consecutive field goals made by both teams that ended on Kelsey Barlow's layup for UIC with 10:15 left to make the score 51-40.
The Flames (5-15, 0-6) pulled to within 55-49 on Barlow's 3 with 5:18 and again to 57-51 on Jake Wiegand's tip-in 26 seconds later, but they never got closer.
Wiegand led UIC with 17 points and Jay Parker added 10.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.