DETROIT (CBS/AP) – Loyola pulled close midway through the second half, but Detroit pulled away again to take the victory on Saturday, 81-71.
Chase Simon scored 28 points Saturday to pace Detroit over Loyola of Chicago.
Simon went 3 of 6 from 3-point range for the Titans (13-12, 7-6 Horizon League), who manufactured their first winning streak since beating Loyola and Illinois-Chicago on Jan. 6-8.
LaMarcus Lowe, Ray McCallum and Eli Holman scored 10 points apiece, and Lowe grabbed nine rebounds.
Andy Polka scored 18 points to lead the Ramblers (13-11, 4-9), who lost their third in a row. Geoff McCammon hit three 3-pointers in scoring 15 points, Ben Averkamp added 12 and Gabe Kindred had 10.
Detroit shot 50.9 percent (27 of 53) and outrebounded Loyola 39-34.
The Titans led 41-37 at intermission, but Chim Kadima pulled Loyola within 53-52 with 13:40 left.
Detroit answered with Chris Blake’s 3-pointer and Simon’s three-point play for a 59-52 lead, and the Ramblers got no closer than four after that.
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