Loyola hands DePaul its first loss of season

Loyola hands DePaul its first loss of season

Loyola’s Lucas Williamson drives against DePaul’s Philmon Gebrewhit during the first half Saturday at Wintrust Arena. | Nam Y. Huh/AP

Lucas Williamson had 15 points as the Ramblers narrowly beat the Blue Demons 68-64 on Saturday at Wintrust Arena.

Lucas Williamson had 15 points as Loyola narrowly beat DePaul 68-64 on Saturday at Wintrust Arena.

Chris Knight’s dunk with 46 seconds left gave the Ramblers a four-point lead and they made 3 of 4 free throws to maintain the lead.

Knight had 13 points for Loyola (7-2). Aher Uguak added 12 points. Marquise Kennedy had seven rebounds.

David Jones had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Blue Demons (6-1), whose six-game season-opening win streak ended. Nick Ongenda added 11 points. Javon Freeman-Liberty had 10 points and six rebounds before fouling out.

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