UNCA mounted comeback in the second half to beat Loyola by a wide margin. Their win gives them 3rd place in the Great Alaska Shootout. UNCA leaves with 5th place. UNCA’s bench was deep, scoring 25 of their 59 points. Loyola, on the other hand, only scored 11 from the bench, despite having more active players on their roster. UNCA won 12 more points than Loyola in the paint. Their top scorer was Dylan Smith with 17 points, the game high. No player on Loyola scored in double digits. Halfway through the first, Loyola had a 9 point lead, but they blew it and eventually went down 14 points. UNCA shot terribly from 3, they were just 2-13. Richardson of the Bulldogs shined in their previous game against Toledo, but today he only put up 5 points, which he shot 50% to get, despite playing 21 minutes.
UNCA takes home 3rd place in the Great Alaska Shootout. Loyola gets 5th.