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Loyola of Chicago vs Tennessee Tech Final: 81-78 - Recap

Loyola of Chicago grabbed an 81-78 win over Tennessee Tech on Wednesday, behind an 18-point effort from Cully Payne at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Loyola of Chicago won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 4.5-point spread.

Loyola of Chicago got 16 points from Ben Averkamp and another 15 points from Jordan Hicks. Cully Payne contributed 5 assists, while Christian Thomas cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

Tennessee Tech got 21 points from Matt Marseille in a losing cause and another 15 points from Jeremiah Samarrippas. Jeremiah Samarrippas contributed 5 assists for them, while Matt Marseille had 5 rebounds.

Loyola of Chicago led at halftime, 38-34.

Tennessee Tech had a 30-28 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.