MILWAUKEE -- Paris Gulley scored 21 points despite making only four field goals, and Milwaukee snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 71-53 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Tuesday night.
Gulley was just 4 of 13 from the floor but went 13 of 16 from the free-throw line for the Panthers (6-20, 2-10 Horizon League), who also got 16 points from Jordan Aaron and a school-record seven blocked shots from J.J. Panoske.
Jordan Hicks had 12 points for the Ramblers (13-12, 3-9), who lost their third straight.
Loyola led 27-22 at halftime, but Milwaukee came alive in the second half, outscoring Loyola 49-26 and taking the lead for good on Austin Arians' fast-break dunk with 15:43 to play. The Ramblers were within 56-50 with 5:40 left, but the Panthers closed the game on a 15-3 run.
Milwaukee avenged its 76-65 loss to Loyola in Chicago on Jan. 30.
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