Wis.-Milwaukee 63, Loyola of Chicago 61
Anthony Hill scored 21 points and Ricky Franklin 20 as Wisconsin-Milwaukee defeated Loyola, Ill., 63-61 on Thursday to split their season series.
The Panthers (17-13, 9-8 Horizon) had a decided advantage at the free-throw line, hitting 17 of 26 attempts while Loyola was just 2 for 3.
Geoff McCammon led Loyola (14-14, 5-12) with 22 points. Terrance Hill added 11.
UWM trailed 30-21 at halftime but opened the second half on a 19-9 run to take a 40-39 lead on James Eayrs' layup with 13:49 remaining.
The teams traded leads for the next 11 minutes before the Panthers went ahead for good, 60-59, on Franklin's layup with 1:52 left.
Loyola won the first meeting between the schools, 69-64, on Dec. 5.