The No. 10 seeded Ramblers (10-21), an MVC newcomer, advance to play No. 2 seeded Indiana State (21-9) on Friday. The win snaps a six-game losing streak for Loyola.
Christian Thomas had 23 points and 11 rebounds on Saturday and Loyola of Chicago ended a four-game losing streak by beating Illinois-Chicago 69-60.
Gary Harris scored 20 points and No. 19 Michigan State broke away in the second half to beat Loyola.