CHICAGO — Anthony Harris and Fred Sims each scored 19 points and Chicago State broke into the win column, trouncing NAIA member Silver Lake College, 101-51 in its home opener Tuesday night.
The Cougars took an 11-point lead into intermission, 40-29, then poured it on in the second half, outscoring the Pheasants 61-24 over the final 20 minutes.
Chicago State (1-2) shot 52.2 percent from the field, hitting 35 of 67, including 3 of 18 from behind the three-point arc. The Cougars also knocked down 28 of 43 from the line and amassed 62 points from in the paint.
Silver Lake College, a Catholic college from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, hit 17 of 52 from the field (32.7 percent), including 3 of 10 from deep The Pheasants were forced into committing 38 turnovers.
Marcellus Duckworth finished with 13 points, the lone Pheasant to reach double figure scoring.