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Illinois-Chicago stuns Wisconsin-Green Bay 78-71

Feb 26, 2010 - 3:37 AM CHICAGO(AP) -- Robo Kreps scored 24 points and Illinois-Chicago rallied to defeat Wisconsin-Green Bay 78-71 Thursday night.

The Flames (8-20, 3-14 Horizon) have won two in a row after losing 12 of their previous 13 games.

The Phoenix (19-11, 10-7) led 32-24 at halftime and opened up a 14-point lead in the first 3 minutes of the second half before the Flames rallied.

Zavion Neely added 18 points for Illinois-Chicago and Jeremy Buttell had 16 points and 11 rebounds. Kreps also had nine rebounds and went 8-for-8 from the free-throw line.

Rahmon Fletcher had 17 points to lead Wisconsin-Green Bay. Troy Cotton had 15, Bryquis Perine 13 and Rian Pearson 12.

The loss, combined with Wright State's win at Youngstown State, ended Green Bay's hopes of a second-place Horizon League finish.

UIC won 82-80 at Evansville last Saturday on Kreps' last-second basket.