Loyola of Chicago 78, Ill.-Chicago 69
Ben Averkamp scored 17 points, leading five Loyola of Chicago
players in double figures, and the Ramblers won their first Horizon
League game of the season by beating Illinois-Chicago 78-69 on
Loyola (5-19, 1-13 Horizon) had lost 11 straight since beating
Canisius on Dec. 22, but never trailed in the cross-city matchup.
Jordan Hicks scored 15, Walt Gibler and Denzel Brito each had 11
points and Chim Kadima scored 10 for the Ramblers. Gibler had nine
rebounds and Hicks eight as Loyola outrebounded UIC 41-29.
The Ramblers led 20-6 just 8 minutes into the game and 39-26 at
halftime. The margin got no smaller than seven points, in the final
minute of the game.
Gary Talton led the Flames (7-17, 3-11) with 18 points and
Daniel Barnes scored 15.