Luther 55

(0-0, 0-0 away)

Loyola (IL) 70

(3-0, 2-0 home)

    3:00 PM ET, November 26, 2005

    Joseph J. Gentile Center, Chicago, Illinois

    1 2 T
    LUT 32 2355
    L-IL 31 3970

    Top Performers

    Luther: G. Pool 17 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Loyola (IL): M. Kou 18 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

    Loyola Chi 68, Luther 60

    BALTIMORE (AP)-- Andre Collins and Michael Tuck scored 16 points apiece to help Loyola win its third straight game with a 68-60 victory over American Tuesday night.

    This is Loyola's first 3-0 start since the 1998-99 season. The Greyhounds had a 39-game losing streak that stretched from midway through the 2003-04 season into last year, but new coach Jimmy Patsos has slowly started turning things around.

    The Greyhounds nearly wasted a 23-point second-half lead as American (0-4) cut it to one four times, but Loyola hung on. Collins, a transfer from Maryland who played under Patsos there, also had six rebounds and assists to control the offense.

    Tuck added six rebounds and made several clutch plays in the final two minutes, scoring four of the team's final six points.

    Loyola looked as if it was headed for a rout in the first several minutes. The Greyhounds quickly took command, making their first three shots and taking a 9-0 lead. The Greyhounds then scored 16 of the half's final 21 points for a 44-24 halftime lead.

    But American rallied in the second half, behind the shooting of Linas Lekavicius, who scored all 14 of his points after the break. The Eagles never could take the lead, however, and Loyola held on for the victory.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 55 70
    FG Made-Attempted 20-45 (.444) 25-47 (.532)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 3-12 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-15 (.600) 17-20 (.850)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 17

    2005-06 Season

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