Loyola-Chicago 59, Mississippi St. 51

Saturday, December 15, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Joseph J. Gentile Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - James Barker, Mike Roberts, John Yorkovich
Attendance - 3321

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Mississippi St. 20 31 51
Loyola-Chicago 34 25 59

Recap


Loyola (Ill.) 59, Mississippi State 51: Freshman Devon Turk scored a season-high 21 points and Christian Thomas added a career-high 16 as the host Ramblers defeated the Bulldogs in their first meeting in nearly 50 years.

Loyola and Mississippi State last met in the 1963 NCAA Tournament when the all-white Bulldogs avoided an injunction by sneaking out of Mississippi to play the Ramblers, who had four African-American starters. Players from both teams were honored at halftime.

Ben Averkamp and Jordan Hicks had nine rebounds apiece for Loyola (7-3), which led 34-20 at halftime and by as many as 18 in the second half before Mississippi State scored 13 of the game's final 16 points.

Fred Thomas scored 14 points and Roquez Johnson added 13 for the Bulldogs (3-6), who are 0-3 in true road games this season. The Bulldogs were 5-for-17 from 3-point range.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Ramblers won the 1963 meeting 61-51 in East Lansing, Mich., en route to winning the national championship. ... Averkamp, Loyola's leading scorer (17.3) coming into the game, was held to five points on 1-of-9 shooting. ... Loyola improved to 5-0 at home and has won 20 of its last 22 games at Gentile Arena.

Mississippi St. Bulldogs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Craig Sword 30:00 1-6 0-0 1-4 1 3 4 2 5 1 6 0 3
Fred Thomas 35:00 5-14 3-9 1-2 0 3 3 1 1 2 1 1 14
Roquez Johnson 25:00 3-9 0-1 7-8 0 4 4 1 3 0 1 1 13
Trivante Bloodman 34:00 1-4 1-2 0-1 2 1 3 1 3 0 2 0 3
Gavin Ware 31:00 4-5 0-0 0-0 1 4 5 0 3 1 2 5 8
Tyson Cunningham 22:00 1-2 1-1 0-0 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 3
Colin Borchert 22:00 3-8 0-4 1-1 4 1 5 1 4 2 3 1 7
Baxter Price 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 18-48 5-17 10-16 9 18 27 7 20 6 15 8 51
  37.5% 29.4% 62.5% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 15

Loyola-Chicago Ramblers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jordan Hicks 25:00 0-6 0-4 0-1 4 5 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
Cully Payne 29:00 2-4 2-3 0-1 0 1 1 3 2 1 1 0 6
Ben Averkamp 32:00 1-9 0-1 3-4 3 6 9 1 2 1 4 1 5
Joe Crisman 17:00 2-3 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 4
Christian Thomas 25:00 6-8 0-0 4-5 3 3 6 0 2 0 0 0 16
Nick Osborne 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0
Devon Turk 24:00 7-12 5-7 2-2 0 2 2 3 4 2 2 3 21
Jeff White 26:00 2-5 0-0 0-1 0 4 4 3 1 1 4 0 4
Matt O'Leary 16:00 1-4 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 0 3
TOTAL 200 21-51 8-18 9-14 10 23 33 13 15 7 15 4 59
  41.2% 44.4% 64.3% Team Rebs: 7   Total TO: 15