Scores

Final

Kent State 70

(15-12, 5-7 MAC)

Loyola (IL) 63

(14-14, 4-10 Horizon)

3:00 PM ET, February 23, 2013

Joseph J. Gentile Center, Chicago, Illinois

1 2 T
KENT 38 3270
L-IL 33 3063

Top Performers

Kent State: C. Evans 16 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Loyola (IL): C. Thomas 31 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Kent St. 70, Loyola of Chicago 63

Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Chris Evans scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds Saturday in Kent State's 70-63 victory over BracketBusters foe Loyola of Chicago.

Kris Brewer added 14 points and was 3 of 3 from the 3-point line for the Golden Flashes (15-12), who also got 13 from Randal Holt and 12 from Darren Goodson.

Christian Thomas led the Ramblers (14-14) with a career-high 31 points and 11 rebounds. Thomas, a sophomore, was 11 of 19 from the floor.

Loyola opened the game on a 20-9 run capped by Jordan Hicks' 3-pointer, but Kent State rallied to lead 38-33 at halftime. The Ramblers couldn't get closer than four points down the rest of the way.

The Ramblers still hold a 3-2 lead in the all-time series, which began with a 96-55 victory during the team's 1962-63 NCAA championship season. Saturday's game was the first between the schools since 1996.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
KENT
L-IL
Points 70 63
FG Made-Attempted 27-55 (.491) 23-51 (.451)
3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 3-14 (.214)
FT Made-Attempted 10-14 (.714) 14-21 (.667)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
Largest Lead 12 11

2012-13 Season

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