Averkamp scores 27 points to spark Loyola
Ben Averkamp scored 27 points to lead Loyola past Maryland-Eastern Shore 62-46 on Sunday at Tampa, Fla.
Averkamp also had 8 rebounds and became the 19th player in Loyola history with at least 1,000 points and 500 rebounds. "That feels a thousand times better," Averkamp said after the Ramblers (3-2) stopped a two-game skid.
Maryland-Eastern Shore (0-6) got 13 points from Troy Snyder. Both teams lost games Friday and Saturday in the three-day South Florida Invitational.
Loyola grabbed a 47-36 lead with five minutes remaining on Christian Thomas' 3-point play and 3 in-close baskets by Averkamp.
"Averkamp is a great role model," Loyola coach Porter Moser said. "The kid just works and works. He's a big-time performer for us."
NIU 72, Judson 54:
Sam Mader and Akeem Springs scored 16 points apiece and Northern Illinois won its home opener. Kevin Gray had 10 points and 8 rebounds to lead the Huskies (1-2), who dropped road games at Nebraska-Omaha and Valparaiso.
Judson (2-6), which plays in NAIA Division II, jumped out to a 20-12 lead. NIU answered by running off 15 straight points and eventually led 39-32 at halftime.
Ohio St. 77, Washington 66:
Deshaun Thomas tied a career high with 31 points and led No. 4 Ohio State over Washington in the championship game of the Hall of Fame Tip Off tournament at Uncasville, Conn.
The 6-foot-7 junior, who also had 8 rebounds, had 21 in the first half as the Ohio State (3-0) built at 10-point lead and cruised through the second half. Washington fell to 2-2.
MSU 69, Texas Southern 41:
Gary Harris scored 19 points, including 14 in a lopsided first half, to lead No. 21 Michigan State (2-1) past Texas Southern (1-3).
Branden Dawson had 13 points and 6 rebounds, while Adreian Payne added 9 points and 7 rebounds for Michigan State, which extended their string of wins in home openers to 36.
Wisconsin 73, Cornell 40:
Jared Berggren and Ben Brust each scored 18 points to help No. 22 Wisconsin (2-1) beat Cornell (1-3). Brust also grabbed 12 rebounds, while Ryan Evans also had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Minnesota 72, Richmond 57:
Rodney Williams helped host Minnesota (4-0) rally in the second half after a sluggish start, scoring 15 points with 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the victory over Richmond (3-1).
Duke 88, Fla. Gulf Coast 67:
Mason Plumlee finished with a career-high 28 points and hit 10 of 11 free throws for No. 9 Duke (3-0) as Florida Gulf Coast (2-2) became the 96th straight non-ACC visitor to lose at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Louisville 80, Miami (O.) 39:
Russ Smith had a game-high 23 points and Wayne Blackshear added 14 points and 6 rebounds and No. 2 Louisville (3-0) defeated visiting Miami of Ohio (1-2).
Florida 66, Middle Tenn. 45:
Kenny Boynton had 20 points and Will Yeguete scored 11 and grabbed 13 rebounds to help No. 10 Florida (3-0) pull away to a victory over Middle Tennessee (2-1) in the South Florida Invitational at Tampa, Fla.
Boynton scored the final 13 points of the game for Florida, which opened the second half with a 14-2 run and never looked back.
Nebraska 75, Neb.-Omaha 62:
Dylan Talley scored 14 of his career-high 22 points in the second half to lead host Nebraska (3-0) past Nebraska-Omaha in the first Division I matchup between the two schools.
Syracuse 88, Wagner 57:
Brandon Triche had 21 points and 7 rebounds, James Southerland added 15 points and 3 blocks, and No. 8 Syracuse (2-0) defeated Wagner (0-2). Syracuse has won 23 straight home games and 34 in a row in the Carrier Dome against nonconference foes.
Oklahoma St. 76, N.C. St. 56:
Le'Bryan Nash has 23 points and Marcus Smart added 20 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists as Oklahoma State earned a victory over No. 6 N.C. State (3-1) in the title game of the Puerto Rico Tipoff at Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Phil Forte had 17 points for Oklahoma State (4-0), which outrebounded N.C. State 42-27.
ISU 87, Delaware St. 48:
Tyler Brown scored 14 points, Jon Ekey and Nick Zeisloft each chipped in with 11, and host Illinois State (3-0) had no problems with Delaware State (3-1).
WIU 59, Yale 47:
Adam Link scored 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting while grabbing 4 rebounds and dishing out 3 assists to lead Western Illinois (3-2) past Yale (1-4) at Oakland City, Ind.
EIU 68, IPFW 67:
Sherman Blanford scored 17 points, including the deciding basket with 21 seconds to play, and Eastern Illinois (2-3) defeated IPFW (2-3) at Ypsilanti, Mich. The game was part of the Ice Man Classic at Eastern Michigan University.
Baylor 77, Hawaii 42:
Makenzie Robertson scored a career-high 23 points and No. 1 Baylor routed Hawaii to close a disappointing tournament for the Lady Bears in Honolulu despite 2 dominant wins.
Brittney Griner had 10 points in 16 minutes, playing just three minutes in the second half. Baylor (4-1) pulled away from Hawaii (1-3) during a 23-4 run midway through the first half .
- Share Facebook Twitter
Article sent to (required)E-mail
Article sent from (required)E-mail Name
Subject Line (article title)
Message (optional)Success - Article sent Click to close
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.
Contact information ( * required )Name * Company Telephone * E-mail *
Article InformationTitle URL
Message (optional)Success - Reprint request sent Click to close