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Loyola (IL) 53

(4-2, 1-1 away)

N Illinois 46

(1-3, 1-1 home)

    4:00 PM ET, November 24, 2012

    Convocation Center, Dekalb, Illinois

    1 2 T
    L-IL 16 3753
    NIU 15 3146

    Top Performers

    Loyola (Il): B. Averkamp 15 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Northern Illinois: A. Springs 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Stl

    Loyola of Chicago 53, N. Illinois 46

    Associated Press

    DEKALB, Ill. -- Ben Averkamp scored 15 points, including three 3-pointers, and Loyola of Chicago pulled away in the second half for a 53-46 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday.

    Averkamp added 10 rebounds, as did Joe Crisman, for the Ramblers (4-2), and Cully Payne scored 10 points.

    Akeem Springs led the Huskies (1-3) with 15 points but was just 6 of 16 from the field, part of a 30 percent overall effort for NIU.

    After a tepid first half in which the teams combined for 11 field goals, Loyola came alive, shooting 56 percent from the floor after halftime. An 18-4 run, capped by a Jeff White layup with 7:19 to play, turned a tie game into a 43-29 Ramblers lead. Payne and White made five free throws in the final minute to seal the victory.

    The victory moved Loyola ahead of NIU 17-16 in the all-time series, which dates to 1926.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    L-IL
    NIU
    Points 53 46
    FG Made-Attempted 14-35 (.400) 17-57 (.298)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-15 (.400) 3-14 (.214)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-26 (.731) 9-11 (.818)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 14 2

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