Scores

Final

Mississippi St 51

(3-6, 0-3 away)

Loyola (IL) 59

(7-3, 5-0 home)

Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

8:00 PM ET, December 15, 2012

Joseph J. Gentile Center, Chicago, Illinois

1 2 T
MSST 20 3151
L-IL 34 2559

Top Performers

Mississippi State: G. Ware 8 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl, 5 Blk

Loyola (IL): D. Turk 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

Loyola of Chicago 59, Mississippi St. 51

Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Devon Turk scored a career-high 21 points as Loyola of Chicago beat Mississippi State 59-51 Saturday night.

Christian Thomas added 16 points for the Ramblers (7-3), who have won five of their last six games and equaled their win total from last season. Loyola put the game out of reach with a 17-3 run to close the first half and take a 34-20 lead.

Fred Thomas had 14 points for Mississippi State (3-6), which shot just 37.5 percent from the field.

The game marked the first meeting between the teams since they played a historic game in the 1963 NCAA tournament that helped change race relations on the basketball court. The all-white Bulldogs had to sneak out of Mississippi to avoid an injunction in order to play Loyola, which had four African-American starters, in the NCAA Regional in East Lansing, Mich.

Players from the 1963 teams were honored at halftime.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MSST
L-IL
Points 51 59
FG Made-Attempted 18-48 (.375) 21-51 (.412)
3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 8-18 (.444)
FT Made-Attempted 10-16 (.625) 9-14 (.643)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 6 18

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