Loyola 78, McKendree 68

Photo: Loyola Athletics
Photo: Loyola Athletics

Loyola improved to 2-0 Monday night with a 78-68 victory against Division II McKendree.

The Ramblers torched the Bearcats with 60% field-goal shooting. Although they were out-rebounded 28-23, the Ramblers dominated inside scoring with 48 points in the paint to the Bearcats’ 32. Loyola also turned 23 McKendree turnovers into 35 points.

Senior¬†Christian Thomas and sophomore¬†Milton Doyle each posted 21 points as the game’s top scorers. Thomas shot 8-for-11 from the field and made all five of his free throws.

Doyle had his way from the field with 10-for-12 shooting. He also dished out eight assists but turned over the ball five times. Through two games, Doyle is averaging 17.0 points, 6.5 assists and 3.0 steals.

The Ramblers will face their first Division I opponent of the season Friday when they play at No. 19/18 Michigan State. The Spartans won their opener against Navy, 64-59, and they face a major test Tuesday against No. 4 Duke at the Champions Classic.

Author: Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder of The Catch and Shoot. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has had work featured on SI.com, College Insider, The Comeback/Awful Announcing, and 247Sports.

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