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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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-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.17-127-440
Illinois St.17-125-533
So. Illinois9-916-15151
N. Iowa9-914-15147
Loyola-Chi.8-1018-13166
Missouri St.7-1116-15216
Bradley7-1112-19221
Evansville6-1215-16188
Indiana St.5-1311-19222
Drake5-137-23306

Horizon League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Oakland14-424-7103
Valparaiso14-424-764
N. Kentucky12-621-10102
Green Bay12-618-12142
Wright St.11-720-11121
Ill.-Chicago7-1114-17246
Detroit6-128-22269
Youngstown St.5-1311-20271
Clev. St.5-139-21247
Milwaukee4-148-23288
 
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IND 72
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LAS 54
DUKE 63 Final
MIAMI 90
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WICH 62 Final
MOST 52
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NW 55
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ORE 68