CHICAGO – The University of Chicago men's basketball team dropped a 61-54 decision to Illinois Institute of Technology Sunday in nonleague action.
UChicago trailed host Illinois Tech (5-2) at the half, 31-22, and the Scarlet Hawks (5-2) held on to that lead through the second half.
Fenlon drained a triple at the 6:52 mark to cut the lead to five, 48-43, at the 6:53 mark, and Jackson would then a hit a jumper, followed by another Fenlon bucket to trim that lead to three, 50-47, at the 5:39 mark.
Noah Karras added a big jumper at the 4:41 mark to cut IIT's lead to one, 50-49, with 4:13 to play, but the Scarlet Hawks would go on to make 7-of-8 free throws to close out the contest to hold off any comeback.
The Scarlet Hawks narrowly outrebounded the Maroons, 42-34, and outshot UChicago, 39.3 percent to 38.9 percent, but Illinois Tech used the free-throw line to its advantage, making 17-of-24 shots (70.8 percent) to the Maroons' 3-of-10 (30 percent).
Illinois Tech also outscored the Maroons on points off turnovers, 13-7, and second-chance points, 13-5.
Wednesday, Dec. 13: Albion at UChicago, 7 p.m. CT