Ramblers sweep Drake for 20th win

CHICAGO — Cameron Krutwig scored 17 points, Clayton Custer added 14 and Loyola Chicago pulled away from Drake 72-57 on Wednesday night.

The pair combined for 22 points in the second half when the Ramblers (20-5, 10-3 Missouri Valley Conference), who led 32-28 at the break, made 4 of 9 3-pointers, shot 57 percent (17 of 40) from the field and had 12 of their 21 assists with just one turnover.

The win gave Loyola its second 20-win season in four years but it is the first time the Ramblers hit 20 wins before a conference tournament since 2007, the last year they won 10 league games (in the Horizon League). Loyola reached double figures in conference wins for just the fifth time in school history.

Nick McGlynn and Reed Timmer both had 16 points for the Bulldogs (13-13, 7-6).

LOYOLA 72, DRAKE 57

At Chicago

DRAKE (13-13) — McGlynn 6-12 2-2 16, McMurray 1-6 0-0 3, Rivers 5-8 0-0 10, Timmer 6-15 2-2 16, Arogundade 1-4 3-4 5, Schlatter 0-1 0-0 0, Kuenstling 1-2 0-0 2, Gibbs 0-4 1-2 1, Thomas 0-3 0-0 0, Woodward 1-6 2-2 4. TOTALS 21-61 10-12 57.

LOYOLA (20-5) — Krutwig 7-9 3-4 17, Richardson 4-8 0-0 11, Custer 6-16 0-0 14, Townes 4-8 1-1 9, Ingram 2-8 0-0 6, Negron 0-0 0-0 0, Jackson 5-8 0-0 10, Avery 1-1 0-0 2, Williamson 1-1 0-0 3, Satterwhite 0-0 0-0 0, Skokna 0-1 0-0 0. TOTALS 30-60 4-5 72.

Halftime–Loyola 32-28. 3-Point Goals–Drake 5-19 (McGlynn 2-3, Timmer 2-6, McMurray 1-3, Thomas 0-1, Woodward 0-1, Gibbs 0-2, Arogundade 0-3), Loyola 8-22 (Richardson 3-7, Ingram 2-5, Custer 2-6, Williamson 1-1, Jackson 0-1, Skokna 0-1, Townes 0-1). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Drake 33 (McGlynn 7), Loyola 34 (Ingram 10). Assists–Drake 12 (McMurray 4), Loyola 21 (Richardson 6). Total Fouls–Drake 9, Loyola 13.