Loyola makes No. 3 seed Tennessee its second last-second conquest

Elias Hubbard
March 19, 2018

With victories against Miami and Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament, the Ramblers are hoping for more spiritual guidance when they face the victor of the Cincinnati-Nevada game in next week's Sweet 16.

After the second-round victory, the No. 11-seeded Ramblers will head to Atlanta to play either Cincinnati or Nevada. "The ball hit the front of the rim and popped up in the air".

Schofield, who grew up about 20 minutes from the Loyola campus in suburban Chicago, sank three 3-pointers and threw down a wicked dunk after a steal in the first five minutes of the game. The Lady Vols lose senior cornerstones Russell and Nared, but they started two freshmen (Davis and Evina Westbrook), had a freshman named SEC Sixth Woman of the Year (Anastasia Hayes) and have signed the No. 3 recruiting class in the nation.

Admiral Schofield scored 11 of those first 15 Tennessee points but didn't score again until a 3 almost 32 minutes later that started a rally from a 10-point deficit in the final 4 minutes by the SEC regular-season co-champions. With Gilgeous-Alexander and Diallo leading the way, a five-point lead became a 15-point bulge in less than five minutes.

With the Vols holding a one-point lead with 10 seconds to go, Custer shot a leaning jumper that caromed off the rim twice and touched the glass before falling through the net with 3.6 seconds left. Evans played well against Florida and has the type of "takeover" potential to make the Red Raiders a force in the Sweet 16 next weekend.

Buffalo (27-9) was led by Wes Clark, the former Missouri player who got a measure of the redemption he sought by scoring 26 points.

Jordan Poole hit a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Wolverines a win over the Cougars at Wichita, Kan.

The Wildcats (32-4) are in the Sweet 16 for the first time since they won the 2016 national championship.

Coach Matt Painter now says he thinks Haas will dress and go to warmups for Sunday's game against Butler, but he said he still doesn't expect the big man to play after breaking his elbow in Friday's victory over Cal State Fullerton.

Moritz Wagner and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman each scored 12 points for MI. The Wolf Pack (29-7) is hungry too. Grant Williams provided Tennessee a 62-61 lead with 20.1 seconds left after Jackson fouled him under the basket. Keita Bates-Diop scored 28 points for the Buckeyes (25-9). The Musketeers and Seminoles meet on Sunday in Nashville, Tenn.

Delgado starred in defeat for Seton Hall (22-12) with 24 points and 23 rebounds.

Marvin Bagley III and the rest of his potentially one-and-done teammates appear to be all ears.

He tallied 18 points on 8-for-13 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds.

Duke (28-7) meets the victor of Sunday's Michigan State-Syracuse on Friday in Omaha, Neb. Duke has defeated both of those teams once this season. Today, they coach in the NCAA Tournament against one another.

If Donte Ingram's buzzer-beater against sixth-seeded Miami wasn't enough for you, Saturday brought more excitement. Schofield scored 14 for Tennessee. Bridges scored only 1 point in the first half before he exploded in the second. They shot 50% from the field and 40% from the three-point line.

Villanova plays Friday in Boston against the Marshall-West Virginia victor.

After Loyola nearly lost the ball on an out-of-bounds call confirmed on replay, Custer took the inbounds pass with 10 seconds left, dribbled left and then right, pulled up and let go of the victor.

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