Kent State vs Loyola-Chicago

Kent St. 70, Loyola of Chicago 63

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CHICAGO (AP) - Chris Evans scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds Saturday in Kent State's 70-63 victory over BracketBusters foe Loyola of Chicago.

Kris Brewer added 14 points and was 3 of 3 from the 3-point line for the Golden Flashes (15-12), who also got 13 from Randal Holt and 12 from Darren Goodson.

Christian Thomas led the Ramblers (14-14) with a career-high 31 points and 11 rebounds. Thomas, a sophomore, was 11 of 19 from the floor.

Loyola opened the game on a 20-9 run capped by Jordan Hicks' 3-pointer, but Kent State rallied to lead 38-33 at halftime. The Ramblers couldn't get closer than four points down the rest of the way.

The Ramblers still hold a 3-2 lead in the all-time series, which began with a 96-55 victory during the team's 1962-63 NCAA championship season. Saturday's game was the first between the schools since 1996.

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Kent State Golden Flashes
C. Evans, F336-144-6103316
M. Henniger, F232-41-24155
R. Holt, G365-142-232213
K. Brewer, G345-71-215214
D. Goodson, G285-102-272212
B. Pope213-30-04037
D. Manley171-20-01023
K. Thomas40-10-00100
C. Ortiz20-00-01000
M. Tabb20-00-00000
Totals 27-5510-1434141970
 49.1%71.4% 
Loyola-Chicago Ramblers
C. Thomas, F3811-199-13110231
N. Osborne, F151-33-41035
J. Hicks, G363-71-17258
J. White, G261-70-01612
D. Turk, G234-90-021210
J. Crisman272-41-30115
M. O'Leary211-20-04402
L. Dokubo140-00-02200
Totals 23-5114-2131161463
 45.1%66.7% 
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EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Akron13-526-934
Ohio11-723-1281
Kent St.10-819-13124
Buffalo10-820-1591
Miami (Ohio)6-1213-20195
Bowling Green5-1316-18201
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Ball St.10-821-14179
C. Michigan10-817-16155
N. Illinois9-921-12136
E. Michigan9-918-15113
Toledo8-1017-15182
W. Michigan7-1113-19203

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Evansville12-625-993
Illinois St.12-618-14114
So. Illinois11-722-10138
N. Iowa11-723-1370
Indiana St.8-1015-17171
Missouri St.8-1013-19235
Loyola-Chi.7-1115-17239
Bradley3-155-27306
Drake2-167-24325
 
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