NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Erik Etherly scored 26 points and Loyola (Md.) came back to beat Tennessee State 69-67 Saturday.
Loyola trailed by 12 with less than 8 minutes to play, but a 19-5 run put the Greyhounds (20-9) in front.
It's the first time in Division I Loyola has won 20 games in back-to-back seasons.
Dylan Cormier had 20 points for the Greyhounds, who have won three in a row and five of six.
Patrick Miller scored 17 points, Kellen Thornton had 15, Jordan Cyphers 11 and Robert Covington 10 for the Tigers (17-11), whose two-game winning streak ended. It was Tennessee State's first home loss of the season.
Tennessee State led 49-38 at halftime, but the Tigers shot 6 of 22 in the second half. The Greyhounds finally caught the Tigers at 67-67 with 2:57 left, and Cormier's two free throws with 11 seconds left sealed the victory.
Avery Johnson's first season as a college coach was a success by most measures, and he'll aim to keep the Crimson Tide rolling in the right direction.
Malik Newman, who had widely been considered a one-and-done player, has chosen to transfer to Kansas to continue his college career.
Two late June events provided a great start on the 2020 class and a look at some new 2019 talent.
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