CHICAGO -- Freshman Cooper Kaifes hit five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points to help Loyola Chicago beat UMKC 76-45 on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams.
Kaifes hit a 3-pointer and, after a dunk by Christian Negron, made another 3 to cap a 12-0 run that gave the Ramblers a 15-point lead with 7:43 left in the first half. Kaifes made a layup and then two free throws before back-to-back dunks by Krutwig and Negron pushed the lead to 40-18 going into the break. UMKC trailed by at least 20 throughout the second half.
Prior to tipoff, the Ramblers had a banner-raising ceremony to honor their run to last season's Final Four.
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