CHICAGO - Taylor Funk finished with a team-high 15 points, and Ryan Daly added a 13-point, 10-rebound double-double, but the Saint Joseph's men's basketball team fell at Loyola Chicago on Saturday afternoon as the Ramblers pulled away for an 85-68 win at Gentile Arena.
How It Happened
• Down 45-42 entering the second half, Loyola Chicago used a 10-6 run to open the final stanza, taking a 52-51 lead on a layup by Cameron Krutwig at 16:28.
• Chereef Knox answered with a three-pointer to give the Hawks a 54-52 edge, but the Ramblers pushed back with an 8-0 run to open a 60-54 lead.
• Loyola Chicago pulled away from there though as it used a 14-3 run to make it 78-65 and never allowed the Hawks to get any closer than 11.
• In a back-and-forth first half, Saint Joseph’s opened the biggest advantage, 35-27, on a free throw by Knox at 4:37.
• The Ramblers made it a one-point game twice before halftime, but the Hawks responded each time as a jumper by Daly gave SJU a 45-42 edge after 20 minutes.
Inside The Boxscore
• The Hawks shot 39.3 percent from the field, but shot 25.9 percent in the second half after shooting 51.7 percent in the first.
• Loyola Chicago shot 56.5 percent from the floor, including 60.7 percent in the second period.
• The Hawks opened the game hitting just 4-13 from the field, but finished the first half 11-16, including 6-8 from three-point range.
• Saint Joseph's finished with a 40-30 edge in rebounding.
• The Ramblers scored 58 of their 85 points in the paint.
• Knox scored a season-best 12 points and added six rebounds.
• Cameron Brown was the fourth Hawk in double figures, scoring 11 points to go with seven rebounds.
• Saint Joseph's moved to 2-2 on the season with the loss, while Loyola Chicago improved to 2-2.
Saint Joseph’s heads to the Charleston Classic next week, starting with an opening-round matchup against #15 Florida on Thursday, November 21.
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