Scores

Final

Loyola (IL) 56

(9-20, 4-13 MVC)

Missouri State 72

(19-10, 9-8 MVC)

    8:05 PM ET, February 25, 2014

    JQH Arena, Springfield, Missouri

    1 2 T
    L-IL 27 2956
    MOSU 41 3172

    Top Performers

    Loyola (IL): J. Crisman 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Missouri St: J. Gulley 10 Pts, 10 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Missouri State defeats Loyola of Chicago 72-56

    Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Christian Kirk scored 16 points and Keith Pickens 14 as Missouri State defeated Loyola of Chicago 72-56 Tuesday night to stake out -- for the moment -- sole possession of third place in the Missouri Valley Conference, which begins its post-season tournament next week.

    The Bears (19-10, 9-8 MVC) led wire-to-wire and forced 13 Loyola turnovers, outscoring the Ramblers (9-20, 4-13) off turnovers 15-2 in the first half alone.

    Jarmar Gulley scored 10 points with 10 rebounds, his 15th straight game scoring in double figures.

    The Ramblers came as close as eight after halftime, 52-44, when Tony Nixon hit a 3 and Milton Doyle added a free throw at 8:23 remaining, but never got closer.

    Nixon led Loyola with 15 points off the bench. Joe Crisman added 14 before fouling out.

    Missouri State is in a four-way scrum for third in the MVC and face unbeaten Wichita State on Saturday.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    L-IL
    MOSU
    Points 56 72
    FG Made-Attempted 21-44 (.477) 28-56 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-18 (.500) 6-15 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 10-15 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 18 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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