Loyola-Chicago vs Youngstown State

Youngstown St. 62, Loyola of Chicago 60

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - D.J. Cole banked in a driving bucket with 2.5 seconds left to lift Youngstown State to a 62-60 win over Loyola of Chicago in the first round of the Horizon League tournament Tuesday night.

The teams' regular-season meetings also were decided in the final seconds, with the Penguins winning 68-66 on Jan. 5 and 60-59 on Feb. 7.

This time, Youngstown State (17-14) led by eight with 6:01 left but couldn't maintain its advantage. After Loyola's Devon Turk tied it with two free throws with 13 seconds left, Cole hit his game-winner. Joe Crisman's desperation heave from beyond half court was wide.

The sixth-seeded Penguins will play No. 3 Wright State on Friday.

Blake Allen and Kamren Belin scored 15 apiece for Youngstown State, Cole added 13 and Damian Eargle had 10 points and a Horizon League tournament-record seven blocks.

Christian Thomas' 16 points led the seventh-seeded Ramblers (15-16).

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Loyola-Chicago Ramblers
C. Thomas, F317-132-460316
N. Osborne, F30-00-00010
J. White, G363-90-03516
J. Hicks, G355-90-062212
D. Turk, G211-42-20135
J. Crisman271-40-01422
B. Averkamp265-104-793314
M. O'Leary212-50-03205
Totals 24-548-1332171560
 44.4%61.5% 
Youngstown State Penguins
K. Belin, F396-112-231215
D. Eargle, F355-70-182310
B. Allen, G406-150-025415
D. Cole, G405-103-524013
S. Amiker, G354-81-29139
B. Hain50-10-00010
R. Weber40-00-00110
J. Chojnacki10-00-00000
M. Podolsky10-00-00000
Totals 26-526-1027141462
 50%60% 
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Illinois St.8-016-428
Wichita St.7-117-479
Missouri St.5-314-7152
Loyola-Chi.4-414-7138
So. Illinois4-411-10140
Drake4-46-14308
N. Iowa3-58-11189
Bradley3-58-13210
Evansville1-710-11205
Indiana St.1-77-13192

Horizon League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Valparaiso6-116-462
Green Bay6-212-8146
Oakland5-315-6132
Wright St.5-314-7138
Ill.-Chicago4-311-9231
N. Kentucky4-413-8190
Milwaukee3-57-14276
Youngstown St.3-69-13251
Detroit2-64-16267
Clev. St.2-76-15229
 
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DUKE 85
SJU 40 Final
ND 66
MU 60 Final
RUT 54
TCU 68 Final
KSU 79
OHST 67 Final
IND 58
MEMP 56 Final
UTEP 54