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Hill, Franklin carry UWM to 63-61 victory

Feb 26, 2010 - 4:10 AM CHICAGO(AP) -- Anthony Hill scored 21 points and Ricky Franklin 20 as Wisconsin-Milwaukee defeated Loyola, Ill., 63-61 on Thursday to split their season series.

The Panthers (17-13, 9-8 Horizon) had a decided advantage at the free-throw line, hitting 17 of 26 attempts while Loyola was just 2 for 3.

Geoff McCammon led Loyola (14-14, 5-12) with 22 points. Terrance Hill added 11.

UWM trailed 30-21 at halftime but opened the second half on a 19-9 run to take a 40-39 lead on James Eayrs' layup with 13:49 remaining.

The teams traded leads for the next 11 minutes before the Panthers went ahead for good, 60-59, on Franklin's layup with 1:52 left.

Loyola won the first meeting between the schools, 69-64, on Dec. 5.