HORIZON ROUNDUP Thursday’s other games

Butler 63, Loyola 50

INDIANAPOLIS — Reserve forward Pete Campbell scored 15 points, and Mike Green added 13 to lead No. 15 Butler past Loyola. The Bulldogs (18-2, 7-2 Horizon League) had spent the past month contending with sluggish starts and close games. That wasn’t the case this time. Instead they took charge in the first half with a 15-2 run, and never allowed Loyola of Chicago (6-13, 2-7) to seriously challenge after the opening minutes. J.R. Blount had 16 points for Loyola and Andy Polka added 13. No other Loyola player scored more than five points. Freshman Matt Howard had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Butler.

Wis.-Green Bay 59, Cleveland St. 50

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Terry Evans had all but two of his 16 points in the second half to lead Wisconsin-Green Bay to a comeback win. Cedric Jackson had 19 points and seven rebounds for the first-place Vikings (14-6, 7-1 Horizon), who had their six-game winning streak snapped.

Valparaiso 60, Ill.-Chicago 56

VALPARAISO, Ind. — Samuel Haanpaa scored 15 points to lead Valparaiso over Illinois-Chicago. The Crusaders took the lead for good with 10:48 left on a Haanpaa 3-pointer that made it 44-42. The Flames narrowed it to 58-56 on a Scott Vandermeer layup, but Valpo’s Jarryd Loyd hit two free throws to preserve the win. Loyd finished with 13. Shawn Huff had 10 points and seven rebounds for Valparaiso (14-6, 4-4), which was outrebounded 45-33 and trailed 40-33 at the break. Josh Mayo scored 16 to lead Illinois-Chicago (10-9, 4-4). Robert Bush added 14. Vandermeer finished with a career-high 21 rebounds. Illinois-Chicago had its worst shooting half of the season, 17.1 percent from the field in the second half.

Associated Press