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Loyola hands DePaul its first loss of season

Lucas Williamson had 15 points as the Ramblers narrowly beat the Blue Demons 68-64 on Saturday at Wintrust Arena.

Loyola’s Lucas Williamson drives against DePaul’s Philmon Gebrewhit during the first half Saturday at Wintrust Arena.
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Lucas Williamson had 15 points as Loyola narrowly beat DePaul 68-64 on Saturday at Wintrust Arena.

Chris Knight’s dunk with 46 seconds left gave the Ramblers a four-point lead and they made 3 of 4 free throws to maintain the lead.

Knight had 13 points for Loyola (7-2). Aher Uguak added 12 points. Marquise Kennedy had seven rebounds.

David Jones had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Blue Demons (6-1), whose six-game season-opening win streak ended. Nick Ongenda added 11 points. Javon Freeman-Liberty had 10 points and six rebounds before fouling out.