Loyola of Chicago beats SIU-Edwardsville, 89-65
CHICAGO (AP)—Darrin Williams scored 17 points to lead Loyola of Chicago to an 89-65 win over SIU-Edwardsville on Monday.
Leon Young and J.R. Blount each scored 16 points for Loyola (7-5), and Justin Cerasoli added 13. Young also grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.
Loyola led most of the way and took a 49-35 lead early in the second half, but SIU-Edwardsville (2-9) reeled off nine points in a row to cut the margin to 49-44. The Ramblers held the Cougars to two field goals over the next eight minutes to take a 71-55 lead.
Loyola coach Jim Whitesell cleared the bench for the final four minutes.
The Ramblers shot just under 60 percent from the field. Loyola outrebounded the Cougars 40-29.
Barry Wellington led SIU-Edwardsville with 16 points. Mark Yelovich added 14 points.