Loyola upsets NAIA No. 13 Xavier

NEW ORLEANS — Robert Lovaglio scored 27 points and Loyola shot 61.1 percent from the floor Wednesday in a 77-67 men’s basketball victory against NAIA No. 13 Xavier University of Louisiana at XU’s Convocation Center.

The Wolf Pack (7-4) won for the second time in five days against a ranked opponent and gained a season split with the Gold Rush (9-2). Xavier won 73-67 at Loyola on Nov. 13.

Wanto Joseph scored 26 points with five rebounds and five assists for Xavier.

NO. 10 XAVIER women 54, LOYOLA 54: Paige Gauthier and Whitney Gaston-Loyd each had 12 points to lead NAIA women’s No. 10 Xavier over Loyola.

Taylor Hixon grabbed eight rebounds for Xavier (7-1).

Jasmine Brewer led the Loyola (3-6) with a 16 points and seven rebounds, six on the defensive end. Rebekah Greer had 10 points and four steals.