Loyola knocks off visiting SIU in MVC tilt

Lucas Williamson scored 20 points to lead the way.

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Loyola guard Lucas Williamson, shown in a game earlier this season, scored a career-high 27 points in the Ramblers’ 78-64 win over Illinois State on Wednesday night.

Loyola guard Lucas Williamson reacts after the team turned over the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri State in Chicago, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022.

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Lucas Williamson matched his season high with 20 points as Loyola defeated Southern Illinois 59-47 on Tuesday night at Gentile Arena.

Aher Uguak and Braden Norris had 13 points apiece for Loyola (15-3, 6-1 Missouri Valley Conference).

Ben Coupet Jr. had 14 points for the Salukis (10-10, 3-5). Marcus Domask added 13 rebounds.

SIU totaled 17 points in the first half, a season low for the team.

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