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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Marcus Ottey set career highs with 29 points and four 3-pointers, Tai Odiase added 17 points and blocked five shots to set a Horizon League record, and UIC hit a season-high 14 3-pointers in beating Youngstown State 92-78. Odiase recorded his 310th block, setting a school record and eclipsing Horizon League record holder Damian Eargle (309 blocks) of Youngstown State (2010-13).

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn is out indefinitely after being placed into the NBA's concussion protocol following a fall during a game against Golden State that ended up with him dislocating two front teeth. The Bulls say the teeth have been splinted with braces. He was hurt Wednesday night when he fell awkwardly after a slam dunk.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - With his coaching staff nearly complete, new Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy anticipates a less predictable offense as quarterback Mitchell Trubisky develops. New offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich brings no NFL experience but has developed quarterbacks at the college ranks, chiefly Marcus Mariota.

CHICAGO (AP) - A person with direct knowledge of the situation says the Chicago Cubs and free agent reliever Brian Duensing have agreed to a $7 million, two-year contract. Duensing returns to Chicago after signing a one-year deal with the Cubs last winter. The left-hander went 1-1 with a 2.74 ERA in 68 appearances last season.

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) - Mack Smith and Muusa Dama each picked up double-doubles to lead Eastern Illinois in an 80-60 defeat of Tennessee Martin. Smith scored a career-best 22 points with six 3-pointers, and pulled down 11 rebounds. Dama scored 12 points with 13 rebounds and Eastern Illinois made nearly half its shots from behind the 3-point arc. The Panthers made 28 of 67 shots from the floor, and 13 of 30 from distance. Montell Goodwin finished with four 3-pointers and 18 points.

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Denzel Mahoney scored a career-high 36 points to lead Southeast Missouri State to an 86-74 victory over SIU-Edwardsville. Mahoney's 36 points tied Murray State's Jonathan Stark for the Ohio Valley Conference single-game high this season and the Redhawks picked up their first Ohio Valley Conference road win.

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