Senior guard Paris Gulley scored 14 of his game-high 21points in the second half, leading Milwaukee to a 71-53 victory over visiting Loyola (Chicago) on Tuesday night in a Horizon League game. The Panthers (6-20, 2-10 Horizon) snapped their seven-game losing streak while dealing the short-handed Ramblers (13-12, 3-9) their fourth straight setback. Milwaukee trailed 27-22 at halftime but took just three minutes of the second half catch up at 31-31. Austin Arians' dunk broke that deadlock, and the Panthers led the rest of the way, outscoring the Ramblers 49-26 in the second half. Loyola was playing without leading scorer and rebounder Ben Averkamp (15.3 points, 6.5 rebounds per game) for a second straight game and starter Joe Crisman for a fifth straight contest. Averkamp is out with a concussion. Crisman has a broken finger. Gulley, who went 13-for-16 from the foul line, was one of only two players in double figures for the Panthers. Jordan Aaron added 16 points. The Ramblers had four players in double figures, led by Jordan Hicks, who had 12 points. Loyola shot 33.3 percent from the field (18 of 54) and made just l2 of 23 free throws. Milwaukee lost by 11 points two weeks ago at Loyola.
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