CHICAGO (AP) Xavier Johnson scored 29 points and Southern Illinois scored the last four points to beat UIC 74-71 on Saturday.

AJ Ferguson and Johnson each scored a pair of free throws inside the last 21 seconds to seal it. Johnson put up 21 points in the second half. Southern Illinois outscored UIC by seven points over the final half.

Johnson also contributed five rebounds and six assists for the Salukis (15-8, 7-5 Missouri Valley Conference). Ferguson scored 16 points and added 10 rebounds.

Isaiah Rivera finished with 28 points for the Flames (8-15, 1-11), which has lost eight straight. Christian Jones added eight points for UIC.


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