Cleveland State rallies, snaps skid at Loyola

Daniel Levitt hit four 3-pointers to help the Vikings win at Loyola.

Andre Yates scored 14 points and Cleveland State rallied to break a five-game losing streak, beating host Loyola Chicago by a 60-54 count Thursday.

The win was Vikings coach Gary Waters’ 350th in college basketball. He has also been the head coach at Kent State and Rutgers. Waters is now 179-134 at CSU.

Daniel Levitt added 12 points on four 3-pointers for the Vikings (3-7). Overall, the Vikings shot 7-of-17 on threes.

Cleveland State’s Jibiri Blount scored 11 points, including a pair of key free throws near the end, and Demonte Flannigan had 10.

The Ramblers (5-5) suffered their first home loss of the season after building an 18-11 lead. There were seven lead changes in the second half. Earl Peterson led Loyola with 16 points.

The Vikings host Belmont on Saturday at 1 p.m.

— Sam Amico

BOX SCORE: Cleveland St. 60, Loyola 54