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Loyola (Md.) falls on the road against Army

Loyola head coach G.G. Smith talks to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Alex King scored 18 points, Matthew Wilson added 15, and Army beat Loyola (Md.) 86-75 on Tuesday night.

Tucker Blackwell scored 13 points, Luke Morrison added 10, and Babacar Thiombane blocked a season-high four shots for the Black Knights (8-5, 1-1 Patriot League), who shot 53.6 percent from the field. Thomas Funk had six assists.

The lead changed hands six times before Blackwell scored seven in a row for Army to take a 62-58 lead and the Black Knights pulled ahead 71-65 on Jordan Fox's layup with 5:12 left. Matthew Wilson scored six points during a 10-3 run that made it 79-68 with 1:48 to play and Army hit 7-of-8 free throws from there to seal it.

Loyola led 37-29 on Sam Norton's free throws, but the Black Knights closed the half on a 14-5 run in which King scored six points and led 43-40 at halftime.

Andre Walker scored 22 points, including five 3-pointers, Isaiah Hart added 16 points, and Chuck Champion 15 for the Greyhounds (3-10, 1-1).

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