CHICAGO (AP) Dikembe Dixson scored 21 points, Tai Odiase added 12 with a career-high nine blocks, including a game-saving block with one second to play, and Illinois-Chicago rallied to beat Northern Kentucky 79-77 on Saturday.
Trailing 37-33 at halftime, the Flames tied it at 56 on Dixson's 3-pointer, then scored 11 unanswered points to lead 71-66 on Michael Kolawole's free throw with 4:01 left.
Northern Kentucky's Cole Murray hit a 3 to pull the Norse within 78-75, then Drew McDonald's layup with 27 seconds to go made it a one-point game, 78-77.
The Flames' Lance Whitaker made one of two free throws and the Norse called a timeout with 11 seconds left to set up a final play, but Odiase blocked McDonald's layup attempt with one second left and grabbed the rebound.
Gabe Snider hit four 3-pointers and Najeal Young added 10 points for the Flames (5-19, 3-10 Horizon).
Tyler White led the Norse (9-16, 5-9) with 21.