Sister's prayers answered again: Loyola in the Sweet 16

Sister's prayers answered again: Loyola in the Sweet 16

Javier Howell
March 19, 2018

Senior forward Aundre Jackson scored a game-high 16 points off of the bench, while Custer scored 10 points for Loyola. After Loyola nearly lost the ball on an out-of-bounds call confirmed on replay, Custer dribbled to his right, pulled up and let go a short jumper that hit the front of the rim, bounced off the backboard and went in.

"It just hurts man, because we worked so hard, we weren't supposed to just finish here". "I gave my whole heart and soul into this game ... to get that bounce on that shot, it makes all those hours in the gym worth it".

So if you're a romantic, if you love the underdog and believe in miracles, this tourney already has provided you a memory to last a lifetime, a win that just might be the greatest upset in the history of team sports. Tennessee got another chance as the inbound pass went to Jordan Bone at half court who got a decent look at the hoop, but the three-pointer bounced off the back of the rim.

"All we can do is build on it", Tennessee forward Admiral Schofield said. This time, Loyola-Chicago upended the Tennessee Volunteers 63-62 in the Round of 32 on Saturday and will be playing in the Sweet 16 next weekend.

Clayton Custer knocked down a 10-foot jumper with 3.6 seconds left on the clock to regain the lead.

Loyola-Chicago shot 50 percent from the field.

Kentucky (26-10) led by only five points with just over eight minutes left in the game before closing out the game on a 23-8 run.

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Loyola Chicago out-rebounded Tennessee 27-24 and guards Bone and Turner led Tennessee with four rebounds each. He had 11 of the points during the run that concluded at the 15:37 mark as the Ramblers were forced to call a timeout. The Volunteers had five players with over 10 points in the loss, including a team-high 14 points from Schofield.

"Some nights people get more shots than other nights", Custer said. Richardson scored six points and also had three assists and two rebounds. Marvin Bagley finished with 22 points, Gary Trent added 18 and the entire starting lineup finished in double figures. The Ramblers will be taking on the victor of Sunday's game between the Nevada Wolf Pack and the Cincinnati Bearcats.

The Lady Vols used an offensive outburst in the third quarter to win their NCAA opener for the ninth straight season and remain undefeated at home in NCAA play at 57-0.

UMBC's stunner over Virginia was its first NCAA Tournament victory ever. He scored 22 points, one shy of a season high and most he'd scored since getting 23 against Monmouth on December 9. Jalen Brunson contributed 12 for Villanova, which made 17 shots from beyond the 3-point arc.

Consider the South region officially up for grabs. But Loyola stormed back, taking a 23-22 lead with five minutes remaining in the first frame. She picked them to advance to the Sweet 16 in her personal bracket and told them in her pregame prayer they were destined to win. It wasn't even that the final score was a mind-blowing 74-54 against a Cavaliers squad that stood 22-1 this season against the lordly ACC (America's Cockiest Conference).

NASHVILLE-First Buffalo sent No. 4 seed Arizona packing. Oregon State beat No. 11 Western Kentucky 82-58 in the opening game.