Loyola of Chicago defeats Missouri State 89-
Sun, 05 Jan 2014 23:56:16 GMT —
Devon Turk hit five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points as Loyola of Chicago won its first ever Missouri Valley Conference game with an 89-57 win over Missouri State on Sunday.
Loyola (6-8, 1-1 Missouri Valley) snapped a three-game losing streak. Turk finished 6 of 9 from the field and 13 of 13 from the line.
Milton Doyle scored 13 points with five assists, and Christian Thomas added 10 points to lead Loyola. Thomas has scored in double figures for 30 straight games.
Devon Thomas scored a layup to pull Missouri State within 60-48 with 10:26 remaining. Loyola answered with a 14-0 run to stretch its lead to 74-48 with 8:06 to play.
Marcus Marshall scored 11 points and Devon Thomas added 10 to lead Missouri State (11-3, 1-1).
Loyola joined the Missouri Valley Conference after playing 34 seasons in the Horizon League.