Loyola of Chicago holds off Western Michigan 60-58
CHICAGO (AP)—Terrence Hill scored 16 points and Walt Gibler added 14, including a go-ahead three-point play with 3:11 to play Monday night as Loyola of Chicago rallied to defeat Western Michigan, 60-58.
With the score 49-49, Gibler scored on a layup and was fouled, making the free throw to put the Ramblers (3-1) up by three. Andy Polka, who finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds, added a basket and a pair of free throws down the stretch, Hill made two foul shots and Courtney Stanley’s layup in the final seconds gave Loyola a 60-56 lead.
The Ramblers overcame 33 percent shooting for the game with an 11-for-14 performance at the free-throw line.
Western Michigan (1-2) scored the game’s first seven points and led 41-31 with 11:20 to go before Loyola came back. The Broncos’ David Kool led all scorers with 22 points and Martelle McLemore had 15.