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Barlow’s career-high 38 points leads UIC past Wagner, 94-76

Illinois-Chicago guard Kelsey Barlow center shoots between Northwestern guard Dave Sobolewski left center Alex Olah during first half an NCAA

Illinois-Chicago guard Kelsey Barlow, center, shoots between Northwestern guard Dave Sobolewski, left, and center Alex Olah during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chicago, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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ESTERO, Fla. — Kelsey Barlow sparked a second-half run and finished with a career-high 38 points on Wednesday night to lead Illinois-Chicago to a 94-76 victory over Wagner for third place in the Gulf Coast Showcase.

Barlow’s point total set a tournament high and tied for third most in UIC’s program history. He had just set a career high with 17 against San Diego two nights ago in the opening round.

UIC (3-4) led Wagner 55-45 with 15:18 left. Barlow scored 21 points over the next 10 minutes as the Flames extended their lead to 90-59. Barlow also had seven rebounds, five assists and five 3-pointers.

Wagner (4-4) had five technical fouls, including two for head coach Bashir Mason who was ejected with 6:17 remaining. The Seahawks’ leading scorer, Latif Rivers, got a technical in the second half while sitting on the bench — it was also his fourth foul.

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