J.J. Avila also had 10 points for Colorado State (8-4).
UIC (5-8) led early but Avila made a layup at 11:22 for a 9-8 lead and the Rams never trailed after that, opening a 30-23 lead at the half. UIC closed to 51-45 following two free throws by Marc Brown at the 9:23 mark, but the Rams then scored six straight points in the paint and Octeus hit a 3-pointer on a 9-2 run to pull ahead 60-47 with 6:25 remaining in the second half. They had a 67-53 advantage with 3:34 remaining in the game.
Colorado State controlled the boards, pulling down 43 rebounds, compared to UIC's 31.
Kelsey Barlow led UIC with 20 points.
Delaware has hired Notre Dame assistant Martin Ingelsby as its next men's basketball head coach, sources told ESPN's Jeff Borzello.
Michigan State-Duke in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge will pit two of the best recruiting classes in the nation. Here's a look at the all the games.
The ACC/Big Ten Challenge will be highlighted by Duke's tilt with Michigan State and Indiana's showdown with North Carolina.