CHICAGO (AP) Kieran Woods scored 19 points and added six boards and six steals to help lead Chicago State to an 81-69 win over NAIA Trinity International University on Saturday.
Trayvon Palmer finished with 17 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, including seven on the offensive end, and Fred Sims Jr. had 13 points for Chicago State (3-1).
The Cougars shot just 38.2 percent from the field but they got to the free throw line 21 times, pulled down 23 offensive rebounds, and forced 24 Trinity International turnovers.
The game was tied at 32 at the break, but Chicago State opened the second half on a 17-5 run, capped by Jawad Adekoya 3-point play which opened up a 49-37 lead.
Grant Corsi's 3 for the Trojans trimmed the lead back to 6 points (51-45) with 14:34 left, but they got no closer.
Corsi had 26 points for Trinity International.