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South Florida Tournament - Western Michigan Downs Loyola of Chicago 81-71 - Match Report

South Florida Tournament - Western Michigan Downs Loyola of Chicago 81-71 - Match Report

Nate Hutcheson went off for 30 points and added 9 rebounds leading Western Michigan to an 81-71 win over Loyola of Chicago on Friday at Sun Dome.

Western Michigan was a 5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Darius Paul had 14 points for Western Michigan and Austin Richie chipped in with 13 points. Austin Richie had 5 assists for them, while Nate Hutcheson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Loyola of Chicago got 24 points from Ben Averkamp in a losing cause and another 14 points from Matt O'Leary. Cully Payne contributed 9 assists for them, while Ben Averkamp had 5 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Western Michigan were victorious, as the score was 38-37 at the break.

Western Michigan had a 33-23 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.