Loyola Chicago holds on to win 58-46 over Jackson State

CHICAGO (AP) Earl Peterson netted 21 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead Loyola Chicago to a 58-46 win over Jackson State on Saturday night.

Christian Thomas had 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting and Milton Doyle added eight points on 4-of-4 shooting for the Ramblers (6-2).

Loyola shot 90.9 percent (10 of 11) from the free-throw line, while Jackson State shot 58.3 percent (7 of 12) from the line.

Raeford Worsham had 15 points and five steals, Derell Taylor added nine points and seven boards, and Javares Brent tallied eight points, including two 3-pointers, for the Tigers (1-8).

Jackson State scored the final six points of the first half but trailed 30-27 at halftime. Down 15 with 3:24 remaining, the Tigers scored back-to-back baskets to mount a comeback, but Loyola held the off the run.

Loyola shot 51.2 percent from the field ( 22 of 43) and Jackson State shot 39.1 percent (18 of 46).

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