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College basketball: Loyola pounds Dogs
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Loyola Chicago’s Marcus Thomas, left, is fouled by Georgia’s Travis Leslie as he hits a shot in the first half Monday in West Lafayette, Ind. - photo by Michael Conroy

LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 74, GEORGIA 53

LOYOLA OF CHICAGO (1-1)

Cerasoli 5-13 0-0 12, Blount 4-15 7-8 16, Polka 5-9 2-4 12, Forman 3-9 3-4 10, Williams 4-7 1-4 9, Hicks 0-0 0-0 0, Gibler 0-0 0-0 0, Stanley 0-2 0-1 0, Thomas 3-7 1-1 9, Sterling 0-0 2-2 2, Benkoske 2-3 0-1 4. Totals 26-65 16-25 74.

GEORGIA (1-1)Swansey 1-3 0-0 2, Butler 0-2 0-0 0, Woodbury 5-11 8-8 19, Jackson 1-3 1-2 3, Price 1-9 0-0 2, Ware 0-7 2-2 2, Barnes 0-2 2-4 2, McPhee 0-1 0-1 0, Brewer 0-2 0-0 0, Leslie 10-14 3-6 23, Zlovaric 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-54 16-23 53.

Halftime—Tied 29-29. 3-Point Goals—Loyola of Chicago 6-22 (Cerasoli 2-5, Thomas 2-5, Blount 1-4, Forman 1-5, Stanley 0-1, Polka 0-2), Georgia 1-13 (Woodbury 1-4, McPhee 0-1, Brewer 0-1, Butler 0-2, Ware 0-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Loyola of Chicago 38 (Williams 10), Georgia 42 (Leslie, Woodbury 7). Assists—Loyola of Chicago 17 (Blount 7), Georgia 5 (Ware 3). Total Fouls—Loyola of Chicago 16, Georgia 21. A—NA. 21. A—NA.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — J.R. Blount scored 16 points, and Loyola of Chicago defeated Georgia 74-53 Monday night in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

Justin Cerasoli and Andy Polka each scored 12 points, and Ross Forman added 10 for the Ramblers.

Travis Leslie led Georgia with 23 points, and Terrance Woodbury added 19 for the Bulldogs.

Loyola advanced to play 11th-ranked Purdue today in the quarterfinal round.

Purdue defeated Eastern Michigan 87-58 earlier Monday evening.

Georgia (1-1), which won the Southeastern Conference tournament last season, was seeded sixth, while Loyola was seeded 10th. Loyola (1-1), picked to finish eighth in the Horizon League, was coming off a loss to Division II Rockhurst in its season opener.

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