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Redbirds run past MVC rival Loyola, 59-50

In a contest marking Redbird Arena’s 25th anniversary, the Illinois State men’s basketball team harnessed a Missouri Valley Conference win over Loyola in a 59-50 decision Saturday night, bringing the Redbirds’ overall record to 9-7 (2-2 MVC). The game also marked ISU’s first game against the Ramblers since they became a member of the  MVC this season.

The ‘Birds were led offensively by Nick Zeisloft with 12 points, Reggie Lynch with 11 points and John Jones and Bobby Hunter with 10 points each. Jones also led ISU in rebounds with seven, while Hunter and Zach Lofton added six rebounds apiece.

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