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Loyola-Chicago vs Cleveland State

Loyola of Chicago 67, Cleveland St. 55

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Christian Thomas scored a career-high 21 points and Ben Averkamp added 18 as Loyola of Chicago defeated Cleveland State 67-55 Wednesday to snap a nine-game losing streak against the Vikings.

Thomas was 9 of 13 from the field and Averkamp sank all eight free throw attempts for Loyola (12-7, 2-4 Horizon League), which converted 18 of 22 shots from the charity stripe.

Both teams made just nine shots in the first half and entered intermission tied 25-all. Cleveland State opened the second half on a 13-4 run and led 48-36 with 13:23 left to play. But Loyola rattled off 12 straight points to tie the game at 48.

Cleveland State (10-11, 2-5) regained the lead 55-51 but was held scoreless over the final 4:58 as Loyola pulled away.

Bryn Forbes had 22 points for Cleveland State and is averaging 16.6 points since being inserted into the starting lineup Jan. 7.

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Scoreboard
Loyola-Chicago (12-7) «254267
Cleveland State (10-11)253055
 
Loyola-Chicago Ramblers
B. Averkamp, F325-98-853218
C. Thomas, F289-133-450121
J. Crisman, G310-22-29512
C. Payne, G272-32-20308
J. Hicks, G262-41-36625
D. Turk274-62-220413
L. Dokubo140-00-00010
N. Osborne90-20-14020
M. O'Leary60-20-00000
Totals 22-4118-2233171367
 53.7%81.8% 
Cleveland State Vikings
D. Long, F313-42-34158
T. Kamczyc, F181-40-01333
B. Forbes, G387-135-550322
C. Lee, G364-110-02428
S. Douglas, G322-70-01214
M. Mason174-70-042310
L. Ndaye150-30-01020
J. Lomomba90-40-01000
J. Ivory40-00-00010
Totals 21-537-821122055
 39.6%87.5% 
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Wichita St.18-035-1
Indiana St.12-623-11
N. Iowa10-816-15
Missouri St.9-920-13
Illinois St.9-918-16
So. Illinois9-914-19
Bradley7-1112-20
Drake6-1215-16
Evansville6-1214-19
Loyola-Chi.4-1410-22

Horizon League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Green Bay14-224-7
Clev. St.12-421-12
Wright St.10-621-15
Valparaiso9-718-16
Milwaukee7-921-14
Oakland7-913-20
Youngstown St.6-1015-17
Detroit6-1013-19
Ill.-Chicago1-156-25
 
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MIAMI 90
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WICH 62 Final
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