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College basketball roundup: UIC erases late deficit in victory against Iona

Rotnei Clarke

Rotnei Clarke

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Updated: December 21, 2012 6:22AM

Hayden Humes scored 22 points and grabbed eight
rebounds, and Illinois-Chicago rallied from a 12-point deficit with less than seven minutes left to earn an 86-81 victory Monday against Iona in a consolation game at the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Gary Talton added 17 points and Daniel Barnes 16 for the Flames (3-1), who trailed 70-58 with 6:57 left before going on a 12-0 run to tie the score, then eventually taking the lead on a free throw by Marc Brown with 2:25 left.

The Gaels (2-2) pulled to 83-81 on a layup by Lamont Jones with 16 seconds left, but Iona coach Tim Cluess was hit with a technical foul, and UIC made three free throws in the last six seconds to seal the victory.

Butler 72, Marquette 71

Rotnei Clarke made a three-pointer at the buzzer to boost the Bulldogs (2-1) past the Golden Eagles (2-1) in a first-round game at the Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii.

Clarke made the basket
after Butler drove the length of the court. He was mobbed by his teammates after the shot went through.

Khyle Marshall had 24 points and nine rebounds and Clark 20 points for the Bulldogs. Vander Blue led Marquette with 21 points.

Indiana 66, Georgia 53

Victor Oladipo scored 15 points and Christian Watford and Jordan Hulls 14 to fuel the No. 1 Hoosiers (4-0) past the Bulldogs (1-3) in New York.AP

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