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....
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nate Kannell came off the bench to score 19 points, including what turned out to be the game-winning 3-pointer, and Bradley knocked out 2018 Final Four team Loyola-Chicago 53-51...
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
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.
Valparaiso (15-17, 8-11) vs. No. 1 seed Loyola of Chicago (19-12, 12-6)
Missouri Valley Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Enterprise Center, St. Louis; Friday, 1 p.m. EST
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.
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...
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.
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...
Loyola of Chicago (17-11, 10-5) vs. Southern Illinois (14-14, 7-8)
SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois; Sunday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Loyola of Chicago goes for the season sweep over...
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,...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — K.J. Riley scored 15 points and made seven assists as Evansville defeated Loyola-Chicago 67-48 Tuesday night, holding the Ramblers to 37-percent shooting and a single 3-point basket.
Evansville, meanwhile, was shooting at a 53-percent clip, finishing at 27 of 51 from the floor with eight 3-pointers in 19 tries from behind the arc.
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.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lamarr Kimble made a deep 3-pointer with 0.5 seconds left to give Saint Joseph's a 45-42 victory over Loyola-Chicago on Saturday night.
Kimble, a third-year captain who has battled injury problems the last two seasons, had the lane open yet pulled up for the game-winning shot that hit nothing but net. Following a timeout, the Ramblers threw the ball full court but weren't able to get off a shot.
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.
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.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Fort Myers Tip-Off (all times local):
Jordan Chatman matched a season-best with 20 points and Boston College beat Loyola Chicago 78-66 on Wednesday night in the championship game of the inaugural Fort Myers Tip-Off.
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).
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.
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.
CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Rafferty scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half and fed Clay Mounce for the go-ahead dunk with 1.6 seconds left to help Furman beat Loyola-Chicago 60-58 on Friday night.
Jordan Lyons had 15 points, including four 3-pointers, Noah Gurley scored 11 and Mounce finished with eight points for Furman.
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.
CHICAGO (AP) — Sister Jean is celebrating her 99th birthday months after gaining national attention as chaplain of the Loyola-Chicago basketball team that reached the NCAA Final Four.
The university held a campus party with students and school staffers Tuesday for Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt. The Catholic nun became a celebrity last March for her fandom and for praying before each game for her Ramblers — and for their opponents.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nevada and Loyola of Chicago will play in late November in a rematch of their riveting Sweet 16 matchup in the NCAA Tournament.
The Wolf Pack and Ramblers will meet in Chicago on Nov. 27 to headline this year's Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge.
Last season, Loyola's Marques Townes made a 3-pointer with 6.3 seconds left, and the Ramblers edged Nevada 69-68 on their way to the Final Four.
ATLANTA (AP) — Loyola-Chicago's stirring run through the NCAA Tournament has inspired memories of the Ramblers' championship 55 years ago.
The graying reminders of that history are hanging on every win.
Sitting in front-row seats, four members of that 1963 Loyola championship team were glued to every play Thursday night, trying to will their alma mater to victory.
"We need a stop," Jerry Harkness, the captain of that '63 team, said in the waning minutes. "We just need a stop."
ATLANTA (AP) — With Loyola-Chicago's captivating NCAA Tournament run hanging in the balance, it was Marques Townes' turn to deliver another memorable finish.
Townes had scored only a combined 15 points in Loyola's first two NCAA Tournament games, but that didn't concern Ramblers coach Porter Moser. Townes had the ball in front of the Loyola bench in the final seconds Thursday night and the shot clock about to expire.
DALLAS (AP) — Donte Ingram picked the perfect spot for this game-winning shot.
Ingram hit a 3-pointer from the March Madness logo just before the buzzer, lifting 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago over Miami 64-62 in a Thursday thriller at the NCAA Tournament.
"Well, it's pretty simple to know why we call it March Madness," said Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga, left holding his head in stunned disbelief after Ingram's shot.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Donte Ingram had 13 points and eight rebounds, Marques Townes had 13 points and the game-clinching free throw with 2.3 seconds remaining and top-seeded Loyola Chicago held off ninth-seeded Northern Iowa 54-50 on Friday in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament quarterfinals.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Marques Townes scored 22 points and Clayton Custer added four 3-pointers and 17 points as Loyola-Chicago claimed at least a share of its first Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship Sunday with a 76-66 victory over Evansville.
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).
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.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Elijah Childs scored 18 points to lead Bradley past Missouri Valley Conference leader Loyola-Chicago 69-67 on Wednesday night.
Bradley (17-7, 7-4 Missouri Valley Conference) has won four straight, is 12-0 at home this season and has a 14-game home win streak dating to last season. Loyola-Chicago (18-5, 8-3) had its seven-game win streak snapped.
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.
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.
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.
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Aundre Jackson and Clayton Custer combined to score 16 of their 29 points in the final seven minutes to help Loyola-Chicago beat Illinois State 68-61 on Wednesday night.
Jackson finished with 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting and Custer added 14 points, going 4 of 4 from the free-throw line in the last 26 seconds. Marques Townes had 12 points and Bruno Skokna scored 11 for Loyola (13-4, 3-2 Missouri Valley). The Ramblers snapped a six-game skid against Illinois State (9-8, 3-2).
CHICAGO (AP) — Marques Townes scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half to help Loyola-Chicago rally for a 66-59 victory over Evansville in Missouri Valley Conference play on Saturday.
Townes hit 6 of 9 from the floor, including all three of his 3-pointers, and added five rebounds, three assists, two steals and a blocked shot. Aundre Jackson came off the bench to score 18 for the Ramblers (11-3, 1-1), who ended a two-game skid and avoided a third straight 0-2 start in conference play.
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.