- Associated Press - Saturday, December 19, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - Montel James scored 14 points to lead a balanced attack and Loyola of Chicago pulled away from the University of Illinois-Chicago 64-47 on Saturday.

Milton Doyle added 13 points, Devon Turk 12, and Donte Ingram and Earl Peterson had 11 apiece for the Ramblers (6-5). Loyola made 20 of 25 free throws (80 percent), scored 24 points on 21 UIC turnovers and outscored the Flames 26-18 in the paint.

Trailing by three at halftime, the Flames went up 27-25 on Dominique Matthews’ 3-pointer, but Loyola replied with an 11-4 run in which Doyle scored seven points for a 36-31 lead. Turk hit back-to-back 3s amid a 10-0 run and the Ramblers led by double digits the rest of the way.

Gabe Snider scored 11 points and Tai Odiase had three blocks for UIC (1-8), which shot 35 percent from the field.

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