Loyola of Chicago 57, Toledo 55
Ben Averkamp scored a career-high 31 points and hit the
game-winning 15-footer at the buzzer to lift Loyola of Chicago past
Toledo 57-55 Saturday.
The Ramblers (2-7) ended a three-game skid while the Rockets
(6-3) have lost two straight after a six-game winning streak.
Loyola led 17-9 when Toledo reeled off 17 straight points,
capped by a 3-pointer by Rian Pearson, who finished with 20
The Rockets led 33-25 at the break and stretched their advantage
to 13 early in the second half.
The Ramblers regained the lead at 54-53 with 58 seconds left on
a three-point play by Christian Thomas, who had nine points and 13
Denzel Brito added a free throw for Loyola, then Julius Brown
hit two foul shots with 36 seconds left to tie it. After Reese
Holliday blocked Averkamp’s attempt with 3 seconds to go, each team
had a turnover before Averkamp’s game-winner.