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State hoops: Loyola squanders early lead at St. Joe's
State hoops: Loyola squanders early lead at St. Joe's

Saint Joseph's overcame early offensive difficulties to blow past Loyola Maryland, 68-42, on Tuesday night at Hagan Arena in Philadelphia. The Greyhounds dominated the opening 12 minutes and grabbed an 18-7 lead. After falling behind by 11 points, the Hawks outscored the Greyhounds 50-13 over the next 20 minutes. Saint Joseph's (5-4) led by as many as 26 in the second half. The Hawks limited Loyola to 28.3 percent shooting (15-for-53) from the field and 12.5 percent (2-for-16) on 3-pointers. The Saint Joseph's offense that struggled to score in the initial minutes wound up shooting 46.9 percent (23-for-49). The transition game played a big role in the comeback, as...

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