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Final

Illinois State 69

(13-11, 6-6 MVC)

Loyola (IL) 79

(9-15, 4-8 MVC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    4:00 PM ET, February 9, 2014

    Joseph J. Gentile Center, Chicago, Illinois

    1 2 T
    ILST 20 4969
    L-IL 37 4279

    Top Performers

    Illinois State: P. Lee 14 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Loyola (IL): C. Thomas 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Loyola of Chicago knocks off Illinois State 79-69

    Associated Press

    CHICAGO -- Christian Thomas and Joe Crisman both scored 17 points to pace Loyola of Chicago over Illinois State 79-69 on Sunday.

    Loyola (9-15, 4-8 Missouri Valley) raced out to a 15-5 lead, hitting six of its first seven shots, including four treys -- two by Thomas. The Ramblers cruised to a 37-20 halftime lead.

    A 7-0 run by Illinois State (13-11, 6-6), including a trey by Nick Zeisloft, cut its deficit to nine at the 14-minute mark of the second. But Loyola responded with a 7-0 run of its own and its lead never dipped into single digits again.

    Loyola shot 55 percent from the floor and made 8 of 16 from beyond the arc. Nick Osborne and Milton Doyle both added 14 points.

    Paris Lee led Illinois State with 14 points and Daishon Knight added 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ILST
    L-IL
    Points 69 79
    FG Made-Attempted 22-49 (.449) 28-51 (.549)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-23 (.304) 8-16 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-28 (.643) 15-22 (.682)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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