Jordan Johnson added 10 points along with 12 assists for Milwaukee, which made 24 assists on 31 field goals. The Panthers shot 31 of 64 (48 percent).
Milwaukee (13-6, 4-2 Horizon) has won 15 of the last 17 meetings with UIC (2-14, 0-5). Milwaukee rebounded after a loss to league-leading Valparaiso last week and remains in a three-team cluster behind Valparaiso and Green Bay.
Illinois-Chicago finished the game with 12 turnovers after committing seven against Milwaukee's press in the first half. The Panthers scored 13 points off turnovers.