Vaughn Duggins scores 14 points to lead Wright State past Loyola of Chicago 53-52

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CHICAGO (AP)—Vaughn Duggins had 14 points, including the winning free throws with 22.1 seconds left, as Wright State edged Loyola of Chicago 53-52 in a Horizon League contest Saturday night.

Wright State (11-6, 4-4 Horizon League) led 51-45 with 3 minutes left, but the Ramblers scored the next 7 points to take a 52-51 lead on a fast-break layup off a steal by Tracy Robinson with 58.7 seconds remaining.

Loyola (6-12, 2-6) had a chance to win, but a 3-point try by Justin Cerasoli missed at the buzzer.

The Raiders capitalized on Loyola’s cold shooting, as the Ramblers hit only 17-of-50 tries for 34 percent. Wright was 20-of-42 from the field for a 48 percent mark.

The victory was the second in a row by one point for Wright State, which beat UIC 76-75 Thursday night.

Duggins was the only Raider in double figures. Cooper Lant, with 9, and Jordan Pleiman, with 8, backed him up.

Cerasoli came off the bench to lead Loyola with 16 points. The other Ramblers in double figures were J.R. Blount with 11 and Robinson with 10.

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 Wright St.
V. Duggins V. Duggins
4-9,  14 Pts
1 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Loyola Chicago
J. Cerasoli J. Cerasoli
6-11,  16 Pts
3 Rebs, 1 Assists

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