Loyola (Chicago) beats Missouri State 77-71 for 9th home win
CHICAGO (AP) Aundre Jackson scored 22 points, Milton Doyle had 18 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and Loyola (Chicago) beat Missouri State 77-71 on Sunday.
Jackson made two free throws with 2:49 to go and, after Missouri State was whistled for a charge, Doyle made a pull-up jumper to cap a 10-0 run for a 67-60 lead.
Loyola hit 8 of 10 free-throw attempts in the final 1:04 to hold on.
Donte Ingram sank four 3-pointers and scored 17 points for Loyola (13-6, 3-3 Missouri Valley), which was 5 of 13 from distance. Doyle entered averaging 29 points, nine rebounds and 4.5 assist in his last two games and he has scored 10-plus in 20 straight games.
Loyola erased an 11-point halftime deficit to improve to 9-1 this season at Gentile Arena.
Alize Johnson had 20 points and 10 rebounds- his 10th double-double this season – for Missouri State (12-7, 3-3). Dequon Miller added 16 points and Chris Kendrix 15.