>> Loyola of Chicago Falls 75-72 Against Evansville - Game Recap
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D.J. Balentine scored 24 points leading Evansville to a 75-72 victory over Loyola of Chicago at Joseph J. Gentile Center on Saturday.
Evansville won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3-point spread as underdogs.
Duane Gibson had 22 points for Evansville and Jaylon Moore chipped in with 11 points. Blake Simmons had 6 assists for them, while D.J. Balentine was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 6 boards.
Loyola of Chicago got 20 points from Joe Crisman in a losing cause and another 17 points from Christian Thomas. Milton Doyle contributed 5 assists for them, while Cody Johnson had 8 rebounds.
Evansville led at halftime, 37-27.
The rebound battle favored Evansville as they grabbed 31 boards, while Loyola of Chicago only had 28.