Loyola-Chicago falls short against No. 19 Spartans
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Ben Averkamp did all he could for Loyola of Chicago, then challenged his teammates to turn a respectable loss into a meaningful lesson.
Averkamp scored 25 points, including four 3-pointers, as the Ramblers couldn't hang on in the second half of a 73-61 loss to No. 19 Michigan State, snapping a four-game winning streak.
"Our guys have to learn that we're right there," Averkamp said. "Moving forward, if we learn from this, it was a good game for us. If not, ...
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