WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Scott VanderMeer scored 13 points and blocked five shots as Illinois-Chicago defeated Howard 68-54 on Tuesday night.
The Flames (2-2) forced 12 second-half turnovers to pull away after trailing by four at the half.
Eugene Myatt scored 19 points for Howard (1-4), which lost its fourth straight and shot only 2 of 17 from 3-point range.
Mayo gave the Flames their first second-half lead with a baseline 3-pointer to make the score 37-34. Mayo's second 3-pointer of the half kept the Flames ahead 45-41, before Kreps and VanderMeer each added two field goals as part of a run that stretched it to 58-43.