Daniel Barnes scored a career-high 30 points against his former team as Illinois-Chicago defeated Eastern Michigan 74-48 Saturday.
Barnes, who played at Eastern Michigan in the 2008-09 season, hit 6 of 13 3-pointers and 10 of 18 shots overall from the field. Illinois-Chicago (9-1) shot 12 of 29 from beyond the arc, including 9 of 13 in the second half, to win its eighth game in a row.
Gary Talton added 12 points, seven assists, six rebounds and four steals for the Flames.
Glenn Bryant led Eastern Michigan (6-3) with 10 points and seven rebounds. The Eagles shot just 34 percent from the field, including 1 of 10 on 3-point attempts, against an Illinois-Chicago team that came into the game ranked fifth in the nation in scoring defense (52 points per game).