The only Illinois team to win the NCAA Tournament broke racial barriers in college basketball in 1962-’63.
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.
Members of Loyola University’s 1963 national champion basketball team will meet President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, 50 years after they helped break down racial barriers.
Christian Thomas scored a career-high 21 points and Ben Averkamp added 18 as Loyola of Chicago defeated Cleveland State 67-55 Wednesday to snap a nine-game losing streak against the Vikings.
Cully Payne scored 24 points to lead Loyola of Chicago to a 69-61 victory over crosstown rival DePaul on Saturday.
Eli Holman scored 20 points, leading five Detroit players in double figures, as the Titans beat Loyola (Ill.) 80-71 in the first round of the Horizon League tournament Tuesday night.
Tony Meier scored 26 points to lead Milwaukee to a 78-69 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Saturday.
Ben Averkamp scored 17 points, leading five Loyola of Chicago players in double figures, and the Ramblers won their first Horizon League game of the season by beating Illinois-Chicago 78-69 on Saturday.
Kendrick Perry’s 28 points led Youngstown State to an 80-63 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Sunday.
Eli Holman’s 26th career double-double led Detroit past Loyola 67-52 on Wednesday night.
Andrew Smith’s double-double helped Butler hand Loyola of Chicago its seventh straight loss in a 63-57 decision Saturday.
Daniel Barnes had 18 points and Gary Talton scored 16 to lift Illinois-Chicago to a 58-51 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Saturday.
Trevon Harmon scored 20 points, including knocking down 6 of 7 3-pointers, to lead Cleveland State in a 69-48 win over Loyola of Chicago on Saturday for the Vikings’ eighth straight win in the series.
Ben Averkamp and Walt Gibler had double-doubles to help Loyola, Ill., keep Chicago State winless with a 64-49 victory Saturday.
Loyola pulled close midway through the second half, but Detroit pulled away again to take the victory on Saturday, 81-71.