Kahlil Felder, Oakland beat Illinois-Chicago 86-61
Felder was 11 of 17 from the field as Oakland made 48 percent and hit 32 of 41 from the stripe compared to 14 of 22 for UIC.
Oakland had a 35-21 lead at halftime despite going 0 for 8 from 3-point range. UIC was just 8 of 26 from the field and turned it over 10 times.
Freshman Dikembe Dixson tied a season-high with 28 points to finish with 20-plus for the fifth time this season for UIC (2-12, 0-3). The Flames knocked Oakland out of the league tournament last season for its first win in the series in nine meetings.