Francis Cardinal George, who is battling cancer, was admitted late last month for dehydration and pain management issues. The Archdiocese of Chicago reports he is feeling better.
Loyola flirted with shooting 50 percent and still lost handily.
Christian Thomas led a balanced attack with 16 points.
Christian Thomas tied his season-high with 21 points and added a career-high 12 rebounds.
Daishon Knight scored 21 points to lead Illinois State.
Seth Tuttle and Nate Buss each scored 10 points, and No. 11 Northern Iowa won its 14th straight.
Earl Peterson made a key layup with 13 seconds left as Loyola of Chicago held on to beat Bradley 58-53 on Sunday.
Montel James finished with 19 points and eight rebounds to lead Loyola.
Devonte Brown scored 22 points, dished out four assists and Indiana State rolled to a 79-65 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Saturday.
Earl Peterson and Ben Richardson scored 12 points apiece as Loyola of Chicago held on.
Deonte Hawkins scored 11 points for Illinois State.
Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 27 points.
Devonte Brown went 6 of 8 from 3-point range and scored a career-high 24 points on Saturday to lead Indiana State to a 72-61 win over Loyola of Chicago.
Blake Simmons scored 13 points, and Eqidijus Mockevicius added 12 points with 13 rebounds.
Christian Thomas scored 16 points to lead Loyola of Chicago.
Tekele Cotton hit four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points to lead No. 15 Wichita State to a 67-53 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Sunday.
If you’ve always wanted to ride a CTA train without any pants on, here’s your chance. And you won’t even get kicked off (or arrested).
Christian Thomas scored 16 points, including a basket underneath in the final second.
Jeremy Morgan scored a career-high 18 points and No. 23 Northern Iowa beat Loyola of Illinois 67-58 on Sunday for its third win in four games.
Jay Knuth scored 15 points.