Andrew Smith's double-double helped Butler hand Loyola its seventh straight loss in a 63-57 decision Saturday.
Smith had 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulldogs (12-9, 6-3 Horizon), who won their third in a row. Ronald Nored had game highs of 16 points and nine assists, and Khyle Marshall scored 14 points.
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Walt Gibler and Joe Crisman led the Ramblers with 14 points apiece. Crisman tied his season high for the Ramblers (5-14, 0-9), who are off to their worst Horizon League start in school history and have failed to reach 70 points in their last 24 games.
Butler led 25-23 at halftime before Loyola's Jonathon Gac tied it at 28 with 17:25 left.
But the Bulldogs took the lead for good with a 7-1 run. Chrishawn Hopkins scored, Chase Stigall hit a 3-pointer and Kameron Woods tipped one in for a 35-29 edge with 11:56 left.