UIC (8-1) trailed 46-45 with 5:45 remaining after Wes Eikmeier hit a free throw for Colorado State. Seconds later, Will Simonton made a lay-up to give the Rams a 47-46 lead and Colorado State went on a 17-9 run from that point on to seal the victory.
Daniel Barnes scored 14 points, Marc Brown had 12 points and four rebounds and Josh Crittle chipped in with 10 for the Flames, which haven't suffered a loss since Nov. 16 when New Mexico beat them 66-59 in the Paradise Jam Tournament.
Greg Smith scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Colorado State (6-2) and Pierce Hornung had eight points and 10 rebounds.
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