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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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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
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Totals 14-3519-263451453
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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
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Missouri St.0-02-1242
Bradley0-02-2332
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So. Illinois0-02-3199
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E. Michigan0-05-0182
C. Michigan0-04-0137
N. Illinois0-02-07
W. Michigan0-03-1205
Ball St.0-02-2308
Toledo0-02-3164
 
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