Banks leads UIC past Cleveland St.
Loyola and Butler has prevailed in conference games.
CLEVELAND -- Cedrick Banks played all 40 minutes, finishing with a game-high 23 points and 10 rebounds, to lead Illinois-Chicago past Cleveland State, 73-66, Saturday in the Horizon League.
Justin Bowen and Elliott Poole added 15 and 12 points, respectively, for the Flames (12-10, 7-5 HL), with each corralling eight rebounds.
Cleveland State (9-12, 6-7) had won five of its last six.
Raheem Moss led CSU with 16 points, knocking down four 3-pointers. Omari Westley added 10 points and eight rebounds, fouling out with 5:11 left, while Patrick Tatham pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds.
Loyola of Chicago 80, Wis.-Green Bay 64
CHICAGO -- Majak Kou had 21 points Saturday to lead Loyola of Chicago to an 80-64 upset of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Loyola (8-16, 6-8 Horizon League) trailed 53-45 with 10 minutes left in the game, but scored 24 unanswered points in a seven-minute span to build a 69-53 margin. Kou had 11 of the Ramblers' points in that run.
DaJuan Gouard added 19 points for the Ramblers, while Blake Schilb added 13 and Tyrelle Blair had 12. Blair also grabbed 11 rebounds for Loyola.
Benito Flores led Wisconsin-Green Bay (16-7, 9-4) with 21 points. Josh Lawrence added 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Brandon Morris scored 10.
Loyola outshot Wisconsin-Green Bay 52 percent to 36 percent for the game and outrebounded the Phoenix 38 to 31.
Butler 65, Detroit 50
INDIANAPOLIS -- A.J. Graves scored 21 points and Bruce Horan added 15 to lead Butler to a 65-50 victory over Detroit on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (10-13, 5-8 Horizon League) trailed briefly in the first half before a 3-pointer by Horan gave Butler the lead for good only about four minutes into the game.
Butler took control with its superior shooting and ended the game with 45 percent from the field (21-of-46), while the Titans managed only 35 percent (16-of-45).
After leading 29-22 at the half, the Bulldogs pushed their edge into the double-digits, leading by as many as 18 points before ending the game with a 15-point advantage.
Butler also got 12 points from Brandon Polk and 11 points from Brandon Crone.
Detroit (9-14, 5-8) was led by Brandon Cotton, who had a game-high 22 points. James Thues was the only other Titan player in double figures, with 11 points.
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