CHICAGO -- Christian Thomas had 23 points and 11 rebounds on Saturday and Loyola of Chicago ended a four-game losing streak by beating Illinois-Chicago 69-60.
Loyola led 36-23 at halftime, and the Ramblers' lead never got below four points in the second half.
The Flames' last game was a triple-overtime 88-83 win at Youngstown State on Sunday.
SMU has signed a second player from Australia, 6-foot-11 forward Harry Froling, to a national letter of intent. The Mustangs previously signed guard Tom Wilson from Australia.
There's nothing to suggest the Jayhawks won't end up atop the Big 12 for a 13th season in a row. But what about a return to the Final Four?
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.