PFW earned a 78-72 victory over UIC on Thursday, getting 22 points from Jarred Godfrey at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.
PFW did not, however, defeat UIC against the spread, which closed at -7.0 at most sportsbooks.
Jalon Pipkins had 21 points for PFW and Damian Chong Qui chipped in with 14 points. Damian Chong Qui had 3 assists for them, while Ra Kpedi was the team’s top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.
UIC got a 16-point performance from Jace Carter, who was supported by 16 points from Jalen Warren. Kevin Johnson had 4 assists in a losing cause for UIC, while Jace Carter grabbed 9 rebounds.
PFW was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.
PFW won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 34-30.