Updated: January 30, 2014 12:44AM
DETROIT — Juwan Howard, Jr., scored 25 points and Detroit beat Illinois-Chicago 74-68 on Wednesday night.
Trailing 54-52, Howard scored eight points during a 9-1 run by Detroit (10-13, 3-5 Horizon League), which took a 61-54 lead with 8:20 to play. The Flames immediately answered with a 9-3 spurt of its own, pulling within one with 4:11 left. Marc Brown scored UIC’s final seven points during that stretch.
Anton Wilson’s 3-pointer with 3:25 remaining extended Detroit’s lead, which it would not relinquish, to 67-63. Wilson scored nine of his 16 points in the final 4:31.
Evan Bruinsma added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Titans, who shot 49.1 percent (28 of 57) from the floor.
Brown paced the Flames (5-17, 0-8) with 24 points — just one off his career-high. Kelsey Barlow added 18 points and seven boards while Jake Wiegand finished with 13 points and eight rebounds.