Riley helps Evansville defeat Loyola-Chicago 67-48
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — K.J. Riley scored 15 points and made seven assists as Evansville defeated Loyola-Chicago 67-48 Tuesday night, holding the Ramblers to 37-percent shooting and a single 3-point basket.
Evansville, meanwhile, was shooting at a 53-percent clip, finishing at 27 of 51 from the floor with eight 3-pointers in 19 tries from behind the arc.
The Purple Aces had a 32-20 advantage at the half, led by as many as 25 after the break and weren’t threatened. Evansville made 17 assists on 27 made baskets and outrebounded Loyola-Chicago 36-27.
Marques Townes scored 14 points and Franklin Agunanne 13 for the Ramblers (9-7, 2-1), who had been on the verge of their first 3-0 start in MVC play since 2001-02.