Sat. Final: UWM 80, Loyola 66
CHICAGO (AP) -- Avery Smith had 28 points and Tone Boyle added 19 as Wisconsin-Milwaukee defeated Loyola of Chicago 80-66 to remain undefeated in Horizon League competition on Saturday.
The Panthers never trailed, leading by as many as 20 points late in the game. They used 3-point shooting, hitting 13 of 24 tries from beyond the arc to build their margin.
Wisconsin-Milwaukee (8-5, 4-0) finished with 52 percent shooting, hitting 29 of 56 attempts.
J.R. Blount led Loyola (8-6, 0-2) with 19 points, while Leon Young came off the bench to add 13 and Justin Cerasoli added 11.
The Panthers never took a free throw in the first half. Loyola shot only two free throws before intermission, hitting both of them, and added 9 in the second half.
Young also led Loyola with six rebounds, a figure matched by both Tony Meier and Anthony Hill for the Panthers.
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