Published: Fri, March 16, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Loyola Ramblers beat Miami Hurricanes with game-winning buzzer beater

Loyola Ramblers beat Miami Hurricanes with game-winning buzzer beater

That was especially true when the Hurricanes lost the services of talented guard Bruce Brown a foot injury earlier in the week.

The 6-11 matchup has seen the lower-seeded team win so often lately that it's nearly becoming hard to call them upsets.

But the Ramblers missed back-to-back shots under the bucket.

Donte Ingram was the hero for Loyola Chicago in the Ramblers' NCAA Tournament win over Miami on Thursday.

The Tennessee Volunteers moved on to round two of the NCAA tournament with an impressive 73-47 rout of the Wright State Raiders.

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The Hurricanes asserted themselves early in the second half and grabbed a seven-point lead on a layup by Ja'Quan Newton. Clayton Custer finished with 14 points for Loyola. The Ramblers, who won the 1963 national championship, take a 10-game winning streak into the first meeting between the programs.

At halftime the game was tied at 28 after a jumper by Miami's Dejan Vasiljevic.

With 23.5 seconds left, Lonnie Walker IV made a critical error by stepping out of balance, which resulted in Loyola's ball.

Ingram shot a deep three-pointer with 0.3 seconds left on the clock to get the go-ahead margin of victory; Miami had one last chance to get the win, but the full-court shot was ineffective.

Waardenburg was defending Ingram on the play but couldn't stop him getting off his shot.

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