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.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.
Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.