Pippen hit a jumper, a layup and a free throw to fuel a 9-0 run to open the game for the Cougars (1-1). After giving up six-straight points to Urbana, Chicago State used a 22-4 run to take a 31-10 lead.
The Blue Knights fought back to make the score 35-20 at half and climbed within 10 early in the second half. The Cougars responded again however, holding Urbana to just five points for nearly 10 minutes as they coasted to a comfortable 58-31 lead.
Chicago State shot 49.2 percent from the field. They finished with 17 steals, with Pippen and Rosenberg each getting three.
The Blue Knights were held to 13-of-47 shooting and committed 27 turnovers.