CHICAGO -- Devon Turk hit five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points as Loyola of Chicago won its first ever Missouri Valley Conference game with an 89-57 win over Missouri State on Sunday.
Loyola (6-8, 1-1 Missouri Valley) snapped a three-game losing streak. Turk finished 6 of 9 from the field and 13 of 13 from the line.
Devon Thomas scored a layup to pull Missouri State within 60-48 with 10:26 remaining. Loyola answered with a 14-0 run to stretch its lead to 74-48 with 8:06 to play.
Marcus Marshall scored 11 points and Devon Thomas added 10 to lead Missouri State (11-3, 1-1).
Loyola joined the Missouri Valley Conference after playing 34 seasons in the Horizon League.