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Balanced Loyola-Chicago rolls past Valparaiso 71-54

CHICAGO (AP) Aher Uguak, Cameron Krutwig and Cooper Kaifes each scored 12 points and Loyola-Chicago beat Valparaiso 71-54 on Tuesday night.

Loyola-Chicago (11-7, 4-1) rebounded from a 67-48 loss at Evansville in their last outing, and is now tied atop the Missouri Valley Conference standings with the Crusaders (11-7, 4-1), who had its five-game win streak snapped.

Clayton Custer, Marques Townes, and Lucas Williamson added 11 points apiece for the Ramblers, who had six in double-figure scoring for the first time since February 3, 2018.

Markus Golder made three of Valparaiso's six 3-pointers and finished with 16 points.

Kaifes hit a 3-pointer at the end of the first half and the Ramblers led 33-23 and Valparaiso didn't get closer. Uguak scored on a dunk, Williamson added a 3-pointer and 3-point play, sparking a 15-1 run to start the second half.

The Ramblers have beaten Valparaiso in four of the last five meetings.

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Key Players
D. Lavender
2 G
M. Townes
31.7 Min. Per Game 31.7
14.3 Pts. Per Game 14.3
3.8 Ast. Per Game 3.8
5.0 Reb. Per Game 5.0
51.9 Field Goal % 47.1
20.8 Three Point % 32.2
78.8 Free Throw % 75.4
+ 3 Markus Golder made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Javon Freeman-Liberty 5.0
+ 1 Lucas Williamson made 2nd of 2 free throws 16.0
+ 1 Lucas Williamson made 2nd of 2 free throws 16.0
  Lucas Williamson missed 1st of 2 free throws 16.0
  Personal foul on Markus Golder 16.0
+ 3 Markus Golder made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Derrik Smits 38.0
+ 3 Cooper Kaifes made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Lucas Williamson 50.0
  Defensive rebound by Cooper Kaifes 1:11
  Derrik Smits missed jump shot 1:13
  5-second inbounding violation turnover on Lucas Williamson 1:22
+ 1 Derrik Smits made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:23
Team Stats
Points 54 71
Field Goals 17-40 (42.5%) 24-45 (53.3%)
3-Pointers 6-18 (33.3%) 8-15 (53.3%)
Free Throws 14-17 (82.4%) 15-19 (78.9%)
Total Rebounds 21 26
Offensive 3 3
Defensive 18 22
Team 0 1
Assists 8 15
Steals 4 8
Blocks 4 1
Turnovers 14 10
Fouls 14 14
Technicals 1 0
16 PTS, 4 REB
12 PTS, 4 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo Valparaiso 10-7 233154
home team logo Loyola-Chicago 11-7 333871
Team Stats
away team logo Valparaiso 10-7 68.4 PPG 36.3 RPG 13.9 APG
home team logo Loyola-Chicago 11-7 66.5 PPG 31.4 RPG 14.0 APG
Key Players
5
M. Golder G 9.5 PPG 3.7 RPG 1.0 APG 45.8 FG%
23
C. Kaifes G 5.9 PPG 1.4 RPG 1.6 APG 47.0 FG%
Top Scorers
M. Golder G 16 PTS 4 REB 0 AST
C. Kaifes G 12 PTS 5 REB 1 AST
42.5 FG% 53.3
33.3 3PT FG% 53.3
82.4 FT% 78.9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Golder 16 4 0 6/8 3/5 1/2 3 33 1 0 1 1 3
D. Smits 8 1 3 2/3 0/0 4/4 4 19 0 1 2 0 1
J. Freeman-Liberty 8 4 2 3/9 1/5 1/3 1 31 0 0 3 1 3
D. Sackey 7 2 0 2/6 1/1 2/2 1 31 0 0 1 0 2
J. Kiser 0 1 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 4 18 1 0 0 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Golder 16 4 0 6/8 3/5 1/2 3 33 1 0 1 1 3
D. Smits 8 1 3 2/3 0/0 4/4 4 19 0 1 2 0 1
J. Freeman-Liberty 8 4 2 3/9 1/5 1/3 1 31 0 0 3 1 3
D. Sackey 7 2 0 2/6 1/1 2/2 1 31 0 0 1 0 2
J. Kiser 0 1 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 4 18 1 0 0 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. McMillan 9 1 0 1/5 1/5 6/6 1 14 0 0 1 0 1
D. Lavender 4 4 2 2/4 0/0 0/0 0 21 2 0 5 0 4
J. Sorolla 2 3 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 21 0 3 1 1 2
B. Evelyn 0 1 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 12 0 0 0 0 1
R. Fazekas - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Gordon - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Bradford - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Stalling - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 54 21 8 17/40 6/18 14/17 14 200 4 4 14 3 18
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Uguak 12 4 3 3/5 0/0 6/6 1 26 1 0 0 1 3
C. Krutwig 12 5 2 5/10 0/0 2/2 3 28 1 0 2 1 4
C. Custer 11 1 3 4/8 1/3 2/2 3 32 1 0 3 0 1
M. Townes 11 2 2 4/10 1/3 2/3 2 34 1 0 1 0 2
L. Williamson 11 7 3 3/5 2/4 3/6 0 34 2 0 2 1 6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Uguak 12 4 3 3/5 0/0 6/6 1 26 1 0 0 1 3
C. Krutwig 12 5 2 5/10 0/0 2/2 3 28 1 0 2 1 4
C. Custer 11 1 3 4/8 1/3 2/2 3 32 1 0 3 0 1
M. Townes 11 2 2 4/10 1/3 2/3 2 34 1 0 1 0 2
L. Williamson 11 7 3 3/5 2/4 3/6 0 34 2 0 2 1 6
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Kaifes 12 5 1 4/5 4/5 0/0 0 23 1 1 0 0 5
F. Agunanne 2 1 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 2 8 1 0 1 0 1
B. Skokna 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 5 0 0 1 0 0
C. Negron 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
I. Bujdoso 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0
J. Baughman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Boehm - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Alcock - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Hall - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 71 25 15 24/45 8/15 15/19 14 200 8 1 10 3 22