Loyola of Chicago thwarts Illinois-Chicago 55-50

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CHICAGO (AP)—Geoff McCammon scored 26 points, going 6 of 7 from 3-point range, to lead Loyola of Chicago to a 55-50 victory Friday night in its crosstown rivalry with Illinois-Chicago.

McCammon won a shootout with Robo Kreps, who led Illinois-Chicago with 20 points. No other player on either team hit double figures.

Courtney Stanley had seven assists for the Ramblers (12-5, 3-4 Horizon League), who broke a three-game losing streak. Brad Birton grabbed 10 rebounds for the Flames (5-12, 1-6), who lost their fourth in a row.

The Ramblers held edges of 42.9 percent to 30.5 percent in shooting and 41-31 in rebounding.

Loyola led 42-34 with 13:03 left. UIC tied it 46-46 on Kreps’ 3-pointer with 8:41 to go.

But the Flames went scoreless over the next 5:57, with eight missed shots and two turnovers, while the Ramblers went ahead 52-46 and never trailed again.

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 Top Performers
 Loyola Chicago
Geoff McCammon Geoff McCammon
9-14,  26 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Ill. Chicago
Robo Kreps Robo Kreps
6-20,  20 Pts
5 Rebs, 3 Assists

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