Loyola-Chicago vs Cleveland State

Loyola of Chicago 67, Cleveland St. 55


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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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
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
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.17-130-517
N. Iowa16-231-414
Illinois St.11-722-1362
Indiana St.11-715-16190
Missouri St.5-1311-20247
So. Illinois4-1412-21278

Horizon League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Green Bay12-424-954
Clev. St.11-519-15126
Wright St.3-1311-20263
Youngstown St.2-1411-21291
Other games
PSU 49 Final
IND 72
BUTL 53 Final
LAS 54
DUKE 63 Final
UM 90
FLA 64 Final
UGA 47
CSU 61 Final
CREI 69 Final
WICH 62 Final
MINN 48 Final
NW 55
WSU 61 Final
ORE 68