ST. LOUIS — Christian Thomas led a balanced attack with 16 points and sixth-seeded Loyola of Chicago raced to an 81-53 win over third-seeded Indiana State on Friday in the Missouri Valley Conference quarterfinals.
James scored all 12 of his points in the first half as Loyola shot 59.3 percent (16 of 27) for a 38-20 halftime lead while the Sycamores were shooting 25 percent (6 of 24).
The Ramblers hardly cooled off in the second half, going 6 of 10 from behind the arc. Richardson was 5 for 5 from distance.
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