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
Wichita St.16-126-442
Illinois St.15-123-533
N. Iowa9-714-13133
So. Illinois8-815-14167
Loyola-Chi.7-917-12149
Missouri St.7-916-13208
Bradley5-1110-19226
Drake5-117-21296
Evansville5-1214-16195
Indiana St.4-1210-18220

Horizon League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Valparaiso13-323-671
Oakland12-422-7120
Green Bay11-517-11134
N. Kentucky10-619-10130
Wright St.10-619-10114
Ill.-Chicago7-914-15243
Detroit5-117-21286
Youngstown St.5-1211-19264
Milwaukee4-128-21279
Clev. St.4-138-21238
 
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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