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UW-Green Bay Women Suffer First Loss

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Maggie McCloskey and Keisha Collins each scored 15 points to help Loyola-Chicago beat No. 17 Wisconsin-Green Bay 65-63 on Thursday night, handing the Phoenix their first loss of the season.

The win also snapped Loyola's 35-game losing streak to the Phoenix that dated back to 1995.

Julie Wojta scored 21 points to lead Wisconsin-Green Bay (16-1, 5-1 Horizon League), which had won its last 34 straight regular season games. Heading into Thursday night, the Phoenix were one of three unbeaten teams left, joining top-ranked Connecticut and No. 7 Nebraska.

Loyola-Chicago (10-8, 4-3) built a big early advantage and led 59-48 with about 2 minutes left before Green Bay rallied. Using pressure defense, the Phoenix cut their deficit to 63-61 with 12 seconds left, but Brittany Boeke hit two free throws to seal the victory.

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