Loyola-Chicago vs Valparaiso

Loyola of Chicago 63, Valparaiso 54

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VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) - Ben Averkamp scored 16 points and had four blocked shots Wednesday night as Loyola of Chicago beat Valparaiso 63-54 in the Horizon League opener for both schools.

Christian Thomas had 14 points and six rebounds, and Cully Payne had 13 points and seven assists for the Ramblers (10-3).

Ryan Broekhoff led Valparaiso (10-5) with 15 points and seven rebounds. Kevin Van Wijk also had seven rebounds, and contributed 10 points. LaVonte Dority also scored 10 points for the Crusaders, going 8 for 8 from the free-throw line.

Loyola led 26-24 at halftime. Broekhoff made a 3-pointer for Valparaiso early in the second half, but Thomas' layup with 18 1/2 minutes to go put the Ramblers ahead for good.

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Loyola-Chicago Ramblers
B. Averkamp, F364-108-955216
J. Hicks, F322-30-06314
C. Payne, G334-92-327213
C. Thomas, G286-102-460414
J. Crisman, G272-40-04005
D. Turk223-61-21019
J. White111-30-04112
N. Osborne60-00-01020
M. O'Leary50-20-02110
Totals 22-4713-1834171463
 46.8%72.2% 
Valparaiso Crusaders
R. Broekhoff, F366-120-074215
K. Van Wijk, F254-82-470310
B. Boggs, G252-60-03124
L. Dority, G231-78-820110
M. Kenney, G211-30-02202
E. Buggs244-80-02149
J. Coleman181-40-03022
B. Capobianco151-50-03032
W. Bogan130-30-01000
V. Fernandez00-00-00000
Totals 20-5610-123281754
 35.7%83.3% 
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Illinois St.7-015-426
Wichita St.6-116-483
Missouri St.4-313-7171
So. Illinois4-311-9128
Drake4-36-13325
Loyola-Chi.3-413-7130
Bradley3-48-12207
N. Iowa2-57-11202
Evansville1-610-10202
Indiana St.1-67-12181

Horizon League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Valparaiso5-115-472
Oakland5-215-5137
Green Bay5-211-8129
Ill.-Chicago4-211-8237
Wright St.4-313-7152
N. Kentucky3-412-8171
Youngstown St.3-59-12260
Milwaukee2-56-14285
Detroit2-54-15256
Clev. St.2-66-14212
 
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LOU 80
NEB 44 Final
OHST 70
PENN 57 Final
BUTL 70
DUKE 67 Final
DAVID 50
RUT 53 Final
SYR 78
CREI 79 Final
ILLST 72
ILL 61 Final
PUR 68
CSBAK 57 Final
SDSU 72