Loyola of Chicago 79, Texas-Pan American 57

Geoff McCammon and Walt Gibler scored 20 points apiece as

Loyola, Ill., won its own Nick Kladis Classic with a 79-57 victory

over Texas-Pan American on Sunday night.

Jordan Hicks scored 10 points and Andy Polka had a game-high 11

rebounds for Loyola (3-0), which won all three tournament games to

claim first place.

Perry Petty and Julius Hearn led Texas-Pan American (1-2) with

nine points each, and Petty had four steals in the first meeting

between the schools.

Loyola held a decided shooting advantage. The Ramblers hit 25 of

53 (47.2 percent), including 9 of 18 from 3-point range. The Broncs

were limited to 19 of 56 (33.9 percent) and 5 of 20 (25.0 percent)

from long range.

Loyola broke away from an early 9-9 tie to lead 21-11 with 9:35

left in the first half. McCammon had four of the Ramblers’ six

3-pointers in the first half.