NCAA hoops roundup: Turk's 30 powers Loyola

NCAA hoops roundup: Turk's 30 powers Loyola
January 5, 2014, 6:00 pm
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Associated Press

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.

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Illinois State rolls by Southern Illinois

NORMAL -- Zach Lofton scored 18 points and Illinois State pulled away from Southern Illinois in the second half for a 66-48 win on Sunday.

Leading 38-36 early in the second half, Illinois State (8-6, 1-1 Missouri Valley Conference) used a 20-4 run to open a big lead, led by seven points from Bobby Hunter during the stretch.

Southern Illinois (4-11, 0-2) scored the first nine points of the game before the Redbirds responded by scoring 15 of the game's next 19 points to take a 15-13 lead. Illinois State did not surrender the lead from that point forward.

Hunter scored 15 points and had four steals for Illinois State.

The Redbirds held Southern Illinois to 32 percent shooting from the field, including just 25 percent in the second half. Desmar Jackson was the lone Southern Illinois scorer to reach double figures, leading the Salukis with 19 points.

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