Marcus Keene also scored 14 of his 19 points, and DJ Cole 13 of his 15, after the break. The Penguins (10-13, 1-7 Horizon) shot 15 of 22 including 5 of 7 from 3-point range in the second half, outscoring UIC 51-36 after trailing 28-26 at halftime.
Youngstown opened the second half with six straight points to take the lead for good and had a 16-5 run to lead 66-50 with 4:55 left. UIC (5-16, 1-5) got no closer than 68-60 on Paris Burns' layup with two minutes to play.
The Flames opened with an 18-6 run and led 23-12 with 6:21 to go in the first half. Youngstown answered with an 8-0 run but never led in the first half.
Jason McClellan had 19 points and Burns 16 to lead UIC.