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CHICAGO (AP) — Andre Yates scored 14 points, Daniel Levitt added 12 on four 3-pointers — both career highs — and Cleveland State rallied to beat Loyola of Chicago 60-54 Wednesday night in a game that featured eight lead changes and six ties.
Donte Ingram put Loyola on top 42-41 with a layup with 6:41 to play, but Tim Hasbargen and Levitt each made 3-pointers and the Vikings led 47-42 with 4:12 to go. Loyola's Milton Doyle tied it at 47 with a free throw, then Jibri Blount made two free throws and Levitt hit another 3 amid a 7-2 run and the Vikings led 54-48. The Ramblers got no closer than four the rest of the way.
Blount scored a career-high 11 points and Demonte Flannigan added 10 for the Vikings (3-7), who trailed 24-23 at halftime.
Earl Peterson had 16 for the Ramblers (5-5), who outscored the Vikings 32-20 in the paint.