HORIZON ROUNDUP Loyola holds off Cleveland State behind 27 points from Schilb
CLEVELAND -- Blake Schilb had 27 points and eight rebounds to lead Loyola of Chicago to a 67-63 victory over Cleveland State on Wednesday.
Schilb made 9 of 15 shots, including 5 of 7 3-pointers, for the Ramblers (11-16, 8-8 Horizon League). DaJuan Gouard added 11 points.
The two teams were tied at 51 before Loyola pulled away. Gouard made four free throws and hit a layup as the Ramblers built a 66-59 lead with 36 seconds left.
Raheem Moss scored 18 points and Patrick Tatham finished with 10 points and eight rebounds for the Vikings (9-15, 6-9), who have lost four straight games.
Cleveland State opened the game with a 9-2 run but Anthony Smith made a layup late in the first half to give the Ramblers a 31-29 lead at halftime.
Ill.-Chicago 81, Wright St. 68
CHICAGO -- Cedrick Banks scored a game-high 39 points to lead Illinois-Chicago.
The Flames (14-12, 8-7) took a 40-33 lead into halftime before a home crowd of 4,369 at Chicago's UIC Pavilion. The lead changed seven times and was tied eight times in a game that Illinois-Chicago held on to win.
Sloppy play by the Raiders (13-14, 7-8) allowed the Flames to score 19 points off turnovers. Wright State scored just 9 points after Illinois-Chicago turned over the ball.
The only other player to score in double digits for the Flames was Karl White, who added 14 points in a game otherwise dominated by Banks. Armond Williams grabbed 12 rebounds for the Flames.
Wright State had three players in double digits. DaShaun Wood scored 19, Drew Burleson had 18 and Everett Spencer added 10 for the Raiders.
Detroit 68, Wis.-Green Bay 56
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Brandon Cotton scored 18 points and Detroit kept alive its hopes for third place in the Horizon League with a victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Detroit moved above .500 in league play at 8-7 (11-15 overall) and can clinch the third seed and a first-round bye for the Horizon League tournament with a win over Youngstown State on Saturday.
James Thues added 14 points and Ryvon Covile 10 for Detroit, which outscored Green Bay 18-5 over a nine-minute stretch in the second half after the Phoenix had pulled within two points.