Loyola-Chicago vs Northern Illinois

Loyola of Chicago 53, N. Illinois 46

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DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - Ben Averkamp scored 15 points, including three 3-pointers, and Loyola of Chicago pulled away in the second half for a 53-46 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday.

Averkamp added 10 rebounds, as did Joe Crisman, for the Ramblers (4-2), and Cully Payne scored 10 points.

Akeem Springs led the Huskies (1-3) with 15 points but was just 6 of 16 from the field, part of a 30 percent overall effort for NIU.

After a tepid first half in which the teams combined for 11 field goals, Loyola came alive, shooting 56 percent from the floor after halftime. An 18-4 run, capped by a Jeff White layup with 7:19 to play, turned a tie game into a 43-29 Ramblers lead. Payne and White made five free throws in the final minute to seal the victory.

The victory moved Loyola ahead of NIU 17-16 in the all-time series, which dates to 1926.

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Loyola-Chicago Ramblers
B. Averkamp, F385-82-2102115
C. Thomas, F321-36-64018
J. Crisman, G332-62-410116
C. Payne, G302-64-422210
J. Hicks, G220-21-20011
J. White202-44-62018
D. Turk151-30-01023
M. O'Leary61-20-00032
N. Osborne40-10-22010
L. Dokubo00-00-00010
Totals 14-3519-263451453
 40%73.1% 
Northern Illinois Huskies
A. Bolin, F292-50-07005
K. Gray, F222-70-01134
K. Gray, F171-51-23053
A. Springs, G276-162-260215
D. Balls, G252-81-22416
T. Baker181-44-42046
S. Mader180-10-02140
D. Bowie152-61-11015
M. Davis140-10-02010
T. Nixon101-40-00002
J. Cravatta50-00-00000
Totals 17-579-113162146
 29.8%81.8% 
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Illinois St.8-016-428
Wichita St.7-117-479
Missouri St.5-314-7152
Loyola-Chi.4-414-7138
So. Illinois4-411-10140
Drake4-46-14308
N. Iowa3-58-11189
Bradley3-58-13210
Evansville1-710-11205
Indiana St.1-77-13192

Mid-American
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Akron6-016-345
Ohio4-212-5133
Buffalo3-39-10161
Kent St.2-410-9271
Bowling Green2-48-11263
Miami (Ohio)1-58-11276
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
E. Michigan4-212-7116
N. Illinois4-212-7202
Ball St.3-312-7227
Toledo3-310-9143
C. Michigan2-412-7148
W. Michigan2-46-12241
 
Other games
MEMP 52 Final
NIOWA 47
VCU 65 Final
MIZZ 68
IAST 70 Final
UNLV 82
CHRL 63 Final
BAYL 59
DUKE 76 Final
LOU 71
CINCY 77 Final
ORE 66
AZST 73 Final
CREI 87