Buzzer-beater lifts Loyola-Chicago over Miami in NCAA tournament return

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FiveThirtyEight gave Loyola-Chicago a 40% chance at winning the game, and a 14% chance to make it to the second weekend of the tournament.

With only seconds remaining, redshirt junior Marques Townes dished the ball to senior Donte Ingram, who hit a three-point shot with 0.3 seconds remaining to push Loyola past Miami.

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As time ticked down, Ingram got open at the top of the key and got the pass, knocking down one of the most memorable shots in Loyola basketball history.

Demontrae Jefferson, a 5-foot-7 guard, had 25 points and eight rebounds to lift No. 16 seed Texas Southern (16-19), which became the first team with a losing record to win a tournament game.

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Coming into the game, Loyola-Chicago had been a trendy upset pick for the first round of the tournament, and in the final seconds of their game, they proved their believers right.

Loyola advanced to play No. 3 seed Tennessee on Saturday.

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The game-winner came after coach Porter Moser initially signalled for a timeout after Walker's missed free throw, but then motioned his players to bring the ball up the court. Miami's Ja'quan Newton finished with an efficient 11 points, while teammate Lonnie Walker led the Hurricanes with 12.

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