OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Martin Krampelj had 17 points to lead five Creighton players in double figures as the Bluejays defeated Loyola of Chicago 70-61 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night....
Bradley meets Loyola-Chicago in MVC semis
Bradley (18-14, 10-9) vs. Loyola of Chicago (20-12, 13-6)
Missouri Valley Conference Tourney Semifinals, Enterprise Center, St. Louis; Saturday, 3:35 p.m. EST
Krutwig leads Loyola-Chicago past Valparaiso 67-54
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cameron Krutwig had 18 points and three assists as Loyola-Chicago topped Valparaiso 67-54 in the Missouri Valley Conference Tourney quarterfinals on Friday.
Loyola-Chicago claims share of MVC title
CHICAGO (AP) — Marques Townes had 26 points as Loyola-Chicago topped Bradley 81-68 on Saturday to win a share of the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title.
Loyola-Chicago seeks revenge on Bradley
Bradley (17-13, 9-8) vs. Loyola of Chicago (18-12, 11-6)
Joseph J. Gentile Center, Chicago; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Loyola of Chicago seeks revenge on Bradley after dropping...
Townes carries Loyola of Chicago over Northern Iowa 56-55
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Marques Townes registered 16 points and eight rebounds as Loyola of Chicago edged past Northern Iowa 56-55 on Wednesday night.
Northern Iowa looks to extend streak vs Loyola-Chicago
Loyola of Chicago (17-12, 10-6) vs. Northern Iowa (14-15, 9-7)
McLeod Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Northern Iowa looks for its fifth straight...
Fletcher carries S Illinois over Loyola of Chicago 63-53
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Armon Fletcher posted 18 points and seven rebounds as Southern Illinois beat Loyola-Chicago 63-53 on Sunday.
Kavion Pippen had 12 points and nine rebounds for...
Townes carries Loyola of Chicago past Evansville 70-58
CHICAGO (AP) — Marques Townes had 21 points as Loyola of Chicago defeated Evansville 70-58 on Wednesday night.
Cameron Krutwig had 18 points and three assists for Loyola of Chicago (17-11,...
Da Silva carries Missouri St. past Loyola of Chicago 65-61
CHICAGO (AP) — Tulio Da Silva had 16 points, nine rebounds and three blocks as Missouri State narrowly beat Loyola of Chicago 65-61 on Sunday.
Jarred Dixon had 10 points for Missouri State (15-12, 9-5 Missouri Valley Conference), which earned its fourth straight win. Josh Webster added seven points and 10 assists.
Cameron Krutwig scored a career-high 24 points for the Ramblers (16-11, 9-5). Marques Townes added 23 points and six rebounds.
Brown carries Bradley past Loyola-Chicago 61-54
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Darrell Brown had 21 points as Bradley got past Loyola-Chicago 61-54 on Wednesday night.
Elijah Childs had 13 points and seven rebounds for Bradley (14-12, 6-7 Missouri Valley Conference). Luuk van Bree added 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Marques Townes had 15 points and seven rebounds for the Ramblers (16-10, 9-4). Cameron Krutwig added 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Townes lifts Loyola of Chicago past Valparaiso 56-51
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Marques Townes had 18 points as Loyola of Chicago narrowly beat Valparaiso 56-51 on Sunday.
Cameron Krutwig had 12 points for Loyola of Chicago (16-9, 9-3 Missouri Valley Conference). Aher Uguak added seven rebounds.
Javon Freeman-Liberty had 17 points for the Crusaders (13-12, 6-6). Deion Lavender added 12 points. Jaume Sorolla had three blocks.
Loyola-Chicago tops Drake, grabs 1st place in MVC
CHICAGO (AP) — Marques Townes poured in a career-high 32 points and added eight rebounds and five assists to propel Loyola-Chicago to an 86-64 romp over Drake on Tuesday night.
Townes hit 11 of 18 shots, including all four of his 3-pointers, and sank 6 of 6 free throws as the Ramblers (15-9, 8-3) grabbed sole possession of first place in the Missouri Valley Conference after Valparaiso hit the road and upset the previous leader Illinois State 69-53.
Yarbrough scores 21, Illinois St. beats Loyola-Chicago 65-57
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Milik Yarbrough scored 21 points and Keyshawn Evans added 14, including four 3-pointers, to help Illinois State beat Loyola-Chicago 65-57 on Saturday night and move into a tie with the Ramblers atop the conference standings.
Zach Copeland had 11 points for Illinois State (14-9, 7-3 Missouri Valley Conference). The Redbirds have won three in a row and five of their last six.
Krutwig hits first 3 of season, Loyola wins at home again
CHICAGO (AP) — Cameron Krutwig hit his first 3-pointer of the season for a five-point lead with 48 seconds left and Loyola-Chicago held off Northern Iowa 61-60 on Wednesday night for its seventh straight home win.
Krutwig, Loyola-Chicago smash S Illinois 75-50
CHICAGO (AP) — Cameron Krutwig scored 22 points and Loyola-Chicago won for the sixth time in its last eight games beating Southern Illinois 75-50 on Sunday to stay atop the Missouri Valley Conference standings.
After Marcus Bartley's 3-pointer gave the Salukis a 12-7 lead, Loyola-Chicago erupted for a 23-0 run. Clayton Custer and Krutwig each scored six points and Aher Uguak five in the spurt.
Cook with 21, Missouri St. rolls past Loyola-Chicago 70-35
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Keandre Cook scored 21 points on five 3-pointers and grabbed eight rebounds as Missouri State cruised to a 70-35 win over Loyola of Chicago Wednesday night.
Josh Webster added 14 points and five assists for the Bears (9-11, 3-4 Missouri Valley Conference) who were 12 of 23 (52 percent) from beyond the arc. Tulio Da Silva had 14 points and eight rebounds.
Loyola spoils Indiana State’s celebration of its 1979 team
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Cameron Krutwig had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Marques Townes also scored 16 points and Loyola-Chicago spoiled Indiana State's celebration of its 1979 team with a 75-67 victory on Saturday in front of a sellout crowd of 10,200, including NBA legend Larry Bird.
Balanced Loyola-Chicago rolls past Valparaiso 71-54
CHICAGO (AP) — Aher Uguak, Cameron Krutwig and Cooper Kaifes each scored 12 points and Loyola-Chicago beat Valparaiso 71-54 on Tuesday night.
Loyola-Chicago (11-7, 4-1) rebounded from a 67-48 loss at Evansville in their last outing, and is now tied atop the Missouri Valley Conference standings with the Crusaders (11-7, 4-1), who had its five-game win streak snapped.
Townes scores 21 points, Loyola-Chicago edges Illinois St.
CHICAGO (AP) — Marques Townes scored 21 points and Loyola-Chicago held off Illinois State 67-64 on Saturday despite going the final six minutes without a field goal.
The Ramblers compensated for the 0-for-6 drought by making 6 of 6 from the line in the last two minutes. They made 12 of 16 free throws for the game.
Loyola-Chicago beats Drake 85-74 behind 12 3-pointers
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Marques Townes had 28 points and five assists, Clayton Custer made six 3-pointers and scored 26 points — both career highs in scoring — and Loyola-Chicago beat Drake 85-74 on Saturday.
Loyola shot 63 percent overall, including 12 of 24 from distance, and came back from an early 16-point deficit for its fourth straight conference road win dating to last season.
Loyola-Chicago rolls past D-III Benedictine 75-47
CHICAGO (AP) — Cameron Krutwig scored 18 points and Loyola-Chicago rolled to a 75-47 victory over Division III Benedictine on Tuesday night.
It was the second-straight blowout win for Loyola-Chicago (7-5), which beat Norfolk State 80-49 on Sunday following a 55-41 loss at then-No. 23 Maryland on Dec. 8.
Krutwig was 8 of 10 from the field. Clayton Custer added 11 points and seven assists, and Franklin Agunanne chipped in with a career-best 10 points for the Ramblers.
Custer hits 7 3-pointers, Loyola Chicago whips Norfolk 80-49
CHICAGO (AP) — Clayton Custer scored 21 points on 7-of-9 long-range shooting and Loyola Chicago used a dominant first half to defeat Norfolk State 80-49 on Sunday.
Custer hit four treys and was one of three players in double figures as the Ramblers (6-5) shot 65 percent and rolled to a 46-15 lead at the half. Loyola used runs of 11-0, 12-0 and 8-0 to outscore the Spartans, who shot 22 percent, 31-4 over the last 12 minutes.
Cowan, Terrapins pull away from Loyola of Chicago 55-41
BALTIMORE (AP) — No. 23 Maryland used its defense to work its way out of a tough spot.
Anthony Cowan had 17 points and Maryland scored 20 points off turnovers in a 55-41 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Saturday. The Terrapins also held the Ramblers to 32.7 percent shooting while bouncing back from Thursday night's disappointing 62-60 loss at Purdue.
Teague sparks surge; Ball St. holds off Loyola Chicago 75-69
CHICAGO (AP) — K.J. Walton scored 22 points and Ball State held off Loyola Chicago for a 75-69 victory on Wednesday night for its fifth straight win.
Walton made 11 of 14 field goals. Tahjai Teague added 14 points, and Tayler Persons and Zach Gunn chipped in 12 apiece for the Cardinals (6-3), who shot 57 percent (28 of 49) from the floor.
Loyola Chicago beats crosstown rival UIC 73-64
CHICAGO (AP) — Clayton Custer, Cameron Krutwig, and Marques Townes each scored 16 points and Loyola Chicago rolled to a 73-64 victory over Illinois-Chicago on Saturday.
Loyola Chicago (5-3) broke a two-game skid that included a 79-65 loss to No. 5 Nevada, and has won six straight and 11 of 12 against crosstown rival UIC (3-5).
Custer was 7-of-13 shooting, and Townes and Krutwig each made six field goals. Cooper Kaifes chipped in 12 points for the Ramblers, who shot 57 percent from the floor.
Williamson, Townes lead Loyola-Chicago past Richmond 82-66
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Lucas Williamson had 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting and Marques Townes scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half to help Loyola-Chicago beat Richmond 82-66 on Monday night at the Fort Myers Tip-Off.
Clayton Custer added 13 points, Isaiah Bujdoso scored 11 and Cameron Krutwig had nine points and eight rebounds for Loyola (4-1).
Loyola-Chicago trio too much for Grambling in 80-64 win
CHICAGO (AP) — Cameron Krutwig, Clayton Custer and Marques Townes combined for 52 points on 20-of-30 shooting from the floor and Loyola-Chicago breezed to an 80-64 victory over Grambling on Friday night.
Loyola-Chicago pulls away early, beats Niagara 75-62
CHICAGO (AP) — Cameron Krutwig had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead Loyola-Chicago to a 75-62 victory over Niagara on Wednesday night.
Krutwig made all seven of his field goals and was 4 of 7 from the free-throw line. Aher Uguak and Marques Townes added 15 points apiece, and Clayton Custer chipped in 14 for Loyola-Chicago (2-1), which shot 52 percent (30 of 58) from the floor.
Freshman Kaifes hits 5 3s, scores 19 as Loyola
CHICAGO (AP) — Freshman Cooper Kaifes hit five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points to help Loyola Chicago beat UMKC 76-45 on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams.
Marques Townes had 13 points and Cameron Krutwig scored 10 on 5-of-5 shooting for Loyola.
Last season: 32-6.
Coach: Porter Moser.
Conference: Missouri Valley.
Who's gone: Guard/forward Donte Ingram, guard Ben Richardson and forward Aundre Jackson.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt was waiting at the hallway door when Loyola-Chicago's frustrated, teary-eyed players left the Final Four court.
The 98-year-old nun leaned up from her wheelchair to greet each Rambler with a hug and a few consoling words — a dozen gentle versions of solace, according to the players who love her.
No ACC teams remain in the Final Four. Whatever shall we do? Well, keep watching, of course. And I've got plenty of reasons why all four remaining Final Four teams should interest you!
Unless you've been living under a rock, I'm sure most of you have heard of national -- or, excuse me, as she'd correct me, international -- sensation Sister Jean, Loyola's team chaplain.
SAN ANTONIO Carson Shanks knew how much Sister Jean meant to the Loyola Chicago program, so he felt more pressure getting the teams 98-year-old inspirational chaplain onto the team plane safely following the teams Sweet 16 victory over Tennessee than he ever did on the court.
The 7-foot senior center from Prior Lake and Loyola teammate Cameron Krutwig were told by Ramblers coach Porter Moser to help Sister Jean up a staircase since there was no ramp to get her wheelchair on board.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A wave of positionless basketball has swept the nation. Coaches have loaded rosters with smaller, athletic players who shoot 3-pointers and beat defenders off the dribble. Three, sometimes four-guard lineups have become the norm, free-flowing the way to go.
This year's Final Four teams certainly fit the mold. These final four also have something else in common: Skilled big men who keep defenses honest, grab rebounds and protect the rim with all those smaller guys out there.
Loyola proves it is far more than just a feel-good story
ATLANTA (AP) — Loyola-Chicago is more than just the feel-good story of the NCAA Tournament.
Sure, smiles from 98-year-old chaplain Sister Jean and visits from members of Loyola's ground-breaking 1963 championship squad generated plenty of warm and fuzzy feelings.
Those stories have overshadowed the fact these guys can play.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Step aside, Northwestern. Take a seat, DePaul.
For now, Loyola-Chicago is the king of Windy City basketball.
The Ramblers earned their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 33 years with a 65-49 win over Ilinois State in the Missouri Valley Conference championship game on Sunday.
Donte Ingram scored 18 points and Cameron Krutwig added 11 points and nine rebounds for Loyola-Chicago (28-5), which reached the Sweet 16 in its last NCAA tourney appearance, in 1985.
Loyola-Chicago beats SIU 75-56 for first MVC title
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Clayton Custer scored 16 points and Loyola-Chicago beat Southern Illinois 75-56 on Wednesday night to clinch its first Missouri Valley Conference regular season title.
Loyola-Chicago (24-5, 14-3 Missouri Valley Conference) won its first conference crown since the 1984-85 squad collected the Midwestern Collegiate Conference title. The Ramblers, who have also won a program-best 14 conference games, conclude their regular season hosting Illinois State on Saturday.
Loyola Chicago inches closer to MVC title, tops Valpo 80-71
CHICAGO (AP) — Clayton Custer scored 20, Cameron Krutwig added 18 and Loyola Chicago turned back Valparaiso 80-71 on Wednesday night for its fourth straight win.
Donte Ingram added 16 points for the Ramblers (22-5, 12-3 Missouri Valley Conference), including four free throws in the final minute. They have a two-game lead with three to play to win their first title since 1987 when they were in the Horizon League.
Ingram, Jackson lead Loyola-Chicago past Indiana St., 75-71
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Donte Ingram scored eight of his 17 points down the stretch and Aundre Jackson finished with 15 points to help Loyola-Chicago beat Indiana State 75-71 on Saturday.
Clayton Custer added 13 points and Marques Townes 11, with each scoring eight in the second half, and Cameron Krutwig scored 10 for Loyola (21-5, 11-3 Missouri Valley Conference).
Loyola Chicago tops Drake 72-57 for 20th win
CHICAGO (AP) — Cameron Krutwig scored 17 points, Clayton Custer added 14 and Loyola Chicago pulled away from Drake 72-57 on Wednesday night.
The pair combined for 22 points in the second half when the Ramblers (20-5, 10-3 Missouri Valley Conference), who led 32-28 at the break, made 4 of 9 3-pointers, shot 57 percent (17 of 40) from the field and had 12 of their 21 assists with just one turnover.
Custer helps Loyola-Chicago roll past Missouri State 97-75
CHICAGO (AP) — Clayton Custer matched his season high with 23 points to lead six players in double figures and Loyola-Chicago took control early and coasted to a 97-75 victory over Missouri State on Saturday.
MVC leader Loyola-Chicago wins 7th straight, tops UNI 70-47
CHICAGO (AP) — Clayton Custer scored a season-high 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting and Missouri Valley Conference leader Loyola-Chicago beat Northern Iowa 70-47 on Sunday for its seventh straight victory.
Loyola-Chicago beats Drake 80-57 behind big 2nd-half run
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Marques Townes scored 17 points, Clayton Custer added 14 with eight assists, and Loyola-Chicago used a big second-half run to beat Drake 80-57 on Wednesday night for its sixth straight win.
Cameron Krutwig scored 12 points and Lucas Williamson added 10 for the Ramblers (17-4, 7-2 Missouri Valley Conference), who shot 56.7 from the field and trailed 31-29 at halftime.
Loyola-Chicago peels away from Valpo for 70-54 win
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Clayton Custer scored 18 points with five assists and four steals and Loyola-Chicago pulled away from Valparaiso in the second half for a 70-54 win on Sunday.
Aundre Jackson added 12 points, Donte Ingram 11 and Cameron Krutwig 10. Ingram and Krutwig each had seven rebounds. Loyola-Chicago (16-4, 6-2 Missouri Valley) protected the ball with 16 assists on 27 made shots and committed just eight turnovers.
Ingram leads Loyola-Chicago past Southern Illinois, 79-65
CHICAGO (AP) — Donte Ingram hit five 3-pointers and scored 25 points and Loyola-Chicago won for the fourth straight time and fifth time in six games by shooting its way past Southern Illinois, 79-65 in a Missouri Valley Conference battle Wednesday night.
The win streak is the Ramblers' longest in conference play since a six-game string in 2006-07 when the team was in the Horizon League.
Loyola-Chicago beats Bradley 81-65 on Krutwig’s career game
CHICAGO (AP) — Cameron Krutwig set career highs with 21 points and 13 rebounds and Loyola-Chicago dominated inside and on the boards in beating Bradley 81-65 on Saturday, its fourth win in five games.
Donte Ingram scored 15 points, Clayton Custer had 12 and Marques Townes 11 for the Ramblers (14-4, 4-2 Ohio Valley Conference), who outscored the Braves 48-20 in the paint and outrebounded them 35-28.
Johnson, Scurry guide Missouri St past Loyola-Chicago 64-59
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Alize Johnson hit five 3-pointers and scored 24 with 11 rebounds, Reggie Scurry came off the bench to score 18 with seven boards and Missouri State slipped past Loyola-Chicago 64-59 in a Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams on Friday.
Loyola-Chicago cruises to 80-52 win over Norfolk State
CHICAGO (AP) — Bruno Skokna scored 18 points with 4-for-5 shooting, Donte Ingram sank five 3-pointers and Loyola-Chicago cruised to an 80-52 win over winless Norfolk State on Saturday.
The Cleveland Cavaliers tied a team record with their 13th straight win as LeBron James led them to a 101-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings. James fell one assist shy of a triple-double and sandwiched a steal around a tiebreaking basket and a three-pointer to put the Cavs ahead 101-95 with 15 seconds left. He finished with 32 points and eleven rebounds for the Cavaliers, who had 13-game win streaks in 2008-09 and 2009-10.