Loyola-Chicago vs Youngstown State

Youngstown St. 62, Loyola of Chicago 60


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
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
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.17-131-532
Illinois St.17-128-733
So. Illinois9-917-16145
N. Iowa9-914-16162
Missouri St.7-1117-16209
Indiana St.5-1311-20233

Horizon League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N. Kentucky12-624-1187
Green Bay12-618-14158
Wright St.11-720-12115
Youngstown St.5-1313-21252
Clev. St.5-139-22260
Other games
VT 57 Final
SJU 40 Final
ND 66
MU 60 Final
RUT 54
TCU 68 Final
KSU 79
OHST 67 Final
IND 58
MEMP 56 Final