Brett Harvey was 5-for-7 from 3-point range and finished with 23 points as Loyola beat visiting Vermont, 79-66, Friday in the season opener for both teams.
Harvey's 23 came in front of an announced sellout of 2,100 at Reitz Arena.
Vermont pulled within four, 48-44, with 16:48 to play, but a free throw by Tony Lewis and a three-pointer by Harvey on a fast break put the Greyhounds (1-0) up by eight.
Jawaan Wright added 11 points, including seven in a row midway through the second half, as Loyola built its lead to double digits.
Anthony Winbush scored 16 for Loyola, and Shane Walker scored nine and had a game-high eight rebounds.
Marqus Blakely led Vermont (0-1) with 26 points.
The Greyhounds return to action Sunday, when they are in Morgantown for a 4 p.m. game at West Virginia.
Coppin State 76, Lincoln (Pa.) 69: : The host Eagles (1-0), led by Lenny Young with 18 points, took a 40-25 lead at the half to spark the win over the Lions (0-1).
The lead changed only twice in a game in which Coppin State scored 21 points off turnovers.
Towson 82, Miami (Ohio) 71: : Calvin Lee scored a career-high 25 points as the host Tigers (1-0) beat the RedHawks (0-1).
The win marks the fourth straight opening-game win for the Tigers. Troy Franklin's three-pointer at the 13:34 mark of the second half capped a 17-9 run to put Towson ahead, 54-51. The Tigers led the rest of the way by as many as 14 points.
Morgan State 69, Albany 65: : Reggie Holmes scored 23 points, and DeWayne Jackson's steal and slam-dunk put the visiting Bears (1-0) ahead in the final five minutes of play.
The second half featured five lead changes and four ties. The Great Danes (0-2) reversed a 46-42 deficit with 11 unanswered points. Morgan State trailed by four with less than six minutes to play before Holmes hit a three-pointer and Jackson's steal and dunk put Morgan ahead, 61-60 with 4:23 left.
Radford 76, Navy 65: : The host Highlanders (1-0) used a 14-2 run over the final two minutes to beat the Mids (0-1). Navy led 63-62 with 3:31 left to play, but Philip Martin rebounded his own missed shot for a putback and a 64-63 Radford lead.
Chris Harris led Navy with 21 points.