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 CHICAGO (AP) -Josh Mayo had 18 of his game-high 21 points in the second half as Illinois-Chicago held on for a 60-55 Horizon League victory over Loyola of Chicago on Saturday.
Mayo, who entered the game as the nation's leading 3-point shooter, made only 3-of-8 shots from behind the arc. In the first half, his only points were a 3-pointer with 47 seconds left.
Illinois-Chicago (13-10, 7-5 Horizon League) led 28-17 at halftime, but Loyola (9-15, 5-8) came back, led by Leon Young, who had 12 points off the bench. Loyola twice pulled within three points, the last time when Andy Polka tipped in a rebound to cut Illinois-Chicago's margin to 50-47 with 3:08 left.
Spencer Stewart hit a 3-pointer, and the Flames used 7-of-8 free throw attempts in the final 1:09 to keep its margin.
Karl White Jr. had 11 points for the Flames, while Scott VanderMeer had 14 rebounds. Young was the only Rambler to score in double figures.
UIC finished with 39 percent shooting from the field, hitting 21-of-54 attempts, while Loyola shot 35 percent with 23-of-65 from the field. The Flames, however, held a 13-6 advantage in free throws.

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