CHICAGO (AP) — Ben Averkamp and Walt Gibler had double-doubles to help Loyola, Ill., keep Chicago State winless with a 64-49 victory Saturday.
Averkamp scored 21 points, Gibler had 16 and each pulled down 10 rebounds for the Ramblers (3-7), who won their second in a row. It was Averkamp’s third career double-double and Gibler’s second.
Denzel Brito added 10 points, but only five Ramblers scored.
Lee Fisher led the Cougars (0-11) with 11 points. Jeremy Robinson had 10 points and nine rebounds.
Loyola’s biggest edge came at the free throw line. The Ramblers made 22 of 27 (81 percent) to Chicago State’s 11 of 16 (69 percent).
Averkamp’s three-point play put the Ramblers up 27-24 with 1:45 before halftime, and they led 31-26 at intermission.
The lead peaked at 57-38 on two free throws by Christian Thomas with 8:34 to play.
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