CHICAGO -- Christian Thomas had 23 points and 11 rebounds on Saturday and Loyola of Chicago ended a four-game losing streak by beating Illinois-Chicago 69-60.
Loyola led 36-23 at halftime, and the Ramblers' lead never got below four points in the second half.
The Flames' last game was a triple-overtime 88-83 win at Youngstown State on Sunday.
Ed Cooley and the Friars added one of the last remaining ESPN 100 prospects in Diallo.
Kory Holden, the No. 2 available transfer in ESPN's rankings after averaging 17.7 points last season for Delaware, is transferring to South Carolina.
College basketball has a problem as players continue to transfer schools at an alarming rate. Fleeing a program for more playing time isn't always the best solution.