CHICAGO — Jay Harris scored 25 and Illinois-Chicago rallied with 14 straight points past Youngstown State 77-71 in the Horizon League opener for both teams on Friday.
UIC (5-11) trailed 63-57 with 5:18 left and surged to a 71-63 lead with 58 seconds left. Harris had six of his points during the run and 17 in the second half.
Youngstown State (9-7) had a 29-11 lead with 9:04 left in the first half and held its advantage at 37-28 at halftime. The Penguins led by no less than six in the second half until Harris' layup made it 61-57. Osandai Vaughn's jumper put the Penguins back up six before the Flames' 14-0 run.
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