Clevest 26 34 60
Loyolachi 37 50 87
Date of game: 3/2/2013

Recap: Loyola-Chicago vs. Cleveland State

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Jordan Hicks netted a career-best 26 points to lead the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers to an 87-60 win over the Cleveland State Vikings at Gentile Arena to close out Horizon League regular season action.

Christian Thomas made 8-of-12 from the stripe and scored 19 points for Loyola (15-15, 5-11 Horizon), which had lost its previous three contests. Jeff White added 13 points and six assists.

Bryn Forbes led Cleveland State (14-17, 5-11) with 15 points. Charlie Lee and Devon Long had 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Loyola shot 14-of-24 from the field in the first half while holding Cleveland State to 2-of-13 from long distance. Both teams had just three turnovers at halftime as Loyola led, 37-26.

The Ramblers scored the first five points of the second half and led by double figures throughout after shooting 60.7 percent from the floor.

With the win, Loyola completed a season sweep of the Vikings after being swept a season ago.

Game Notes

Youngstown State's Ruiz in midseason form

Youngstown State wrapped up spring practices under first-year coach Bo Pelini Friday night, and he and his staff surely enjoyed what they saw in running back Martin Ruiz.

Manziel apologizes following rehab stint

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel issued a statement Friday, offering an apology and thanks to fans, teammates and the organization for support during his recent stay at a treatment facility.

Rays send reliever Beliveau to DL

The Tampa Bay Rays placed reliever Jeff Beliveau on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to soreness in his left shoulder.

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