Townes, Loyola defeat Drake
DES MOINES, IOWA – Marques Townes scored 28 points, Clayton Custer added 26 — both career highs — and Loyola rallied fromanearly 16-point deficit for an 85-74victory over Drake on Saturday.
Townes went 11-for-17 from the field and Custer 9-for-12, including 6 of 8 on 3-pointers, for the Ramblers, who shot 63.3 percentoverall for their fourth straight conference road win dating to last season.
Cameron Krutwig added 13 points for Loyola (9-6, 2-0 Missouri Valley), whichwon its opening two conference games for the first time since 2003-04 as a member of the Horizon League.
NickMcGlynn scored 21 points, D.J. Wilkins 16 and Brady Ellingson 10 for the Bulldogs (11-4, 0-2), who made their first 10 shots — including seven 3s — for a 30-14 lead. But Loyola stormed back with a 32-10 run to close the first half and never trailed again.