Green Bay (15-3, 5-0) won its 10th consecutive game, battling back from a second-half deficit to edge UIC (5-14, 0-5).
Sykes spurred a late charge for Green Bay, beginning with a dunk at the 2:38 mark to tie the game at 63. Sykes then hit a 3-pointer to give the Phoenix a 66-63 lead with 1:51 left.
The Flames had a chance to tie the game down 67-64 with 11 seconds remaining, but turned the ball over and Sykes finished with a fast break dunk on the other end to secure the win.
Brown scored 23 for the Phoenix and Sykes had 21.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite