Scores

Final

Loyola (IL) 67

(12-7, 2-4 Horizon)

Cleveland State 55

(10-11, 2-5 Horizon)

7:00 PM ET, January 23, 2013

Wolstein Center, Cleveland, Ohio

1 2 T
L-IL 25 4267
CLEV 25 3055

Top Performers

Loyola (IL): C. Thomas 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl

Cleveland State: B. Forbes 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl

Loyola of Chicago 67, Cleveland St. 55

Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Christian Thomas scored a career-high 21 points and Ben Averkamp added 18 as Loyola of Chicago defeated Cleveland State 67-55 Wednesday to snap a nine-game losing streak against the Vikings.

Thomas was 9 of 13 from the field and Averkamp sank all eight free throw attempts for Loyola (12-7, 2-4 Horizon League), which converted 18 of 22 shots from the charity stripe.

Both teams made just nine shots in the first half and entered intermission tied 25-all. Cleveland State opened the second half on a 13-4 run and led 48-36 with 13:23 left to play. But Loyola rattled off 12 straight points to tie the game at 48.

Cleveland State (10-11, 2-5) regained the lead 55-51 but was held scoreless over the final 4:58 as Loyola pulled away.

Bryn Forbes had 22 points for Cleveland State and is averaging 16.6 points since being inserted into the starting lineup Jan. 7.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
L-IL
CLEV
Points 67 55
FG Made-Attempted 22-41 (.537) 21-53 (.396)
3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 6-17 (.353)
FT Made-Attempted 18-22 (.818) 7-8 (.875)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
Largest Lead 12 12

2012-13 Season

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» Jan 23, 2013 L-IL 67, @CLEV 55Recap
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