UWM Panthers top UIC Flames 87-62

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CHICAGO  — Matt Tiby scored 23 points and Akeem Springs added 17 as Milwaukee forced seven early turnovers while defeating the University of Illinois-Chicago 87-62 on Saturday.

Jordan Johnson added 10 points along with 12 assists for Milwaukee, which made 24 assists on 31 field goals. The Panthers shot 31 of 64 (48 percent).

Milwaukee (13-6, 4-2 Horizon) has won 15 of the last 17 meetings with UIC (2-14, 0-5). Milwaukee rebounded after a loss to league-leading Valparaiso last week and remains in a three-team cluster behind Valparaiso and Green Bay.

Illinois-Chicago finished the game with 12 turnovers after committing seven against Milwaukee’s press in the first half. The Panthers scored 13 points off turnovers.

Paris Burns led the Flames with a season-high 19 points on 7-for-9 shooting, and Dikembe Dixson added 13.