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

DALLAS (AP) Donte Ingram picked the perfect spot for this game-winning shot.

Ingram hit a 3-pointer from the March Madness logo just before the buzzer, lifting 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago over Miami 64-62 in a Thursday thriller at the NCAA Tournament.

''Well, it's pretty simple to know why we call it March Madness,'' said Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga, left holding his head in stunned disbelief after Ingram's shot.

In 2006, Larranaga took 11th-seeed George Mason to the Final Four. This time, it was Loyola's turn to celebrate after making its first tournament appearance in 33 years.

The long shot from well beyond the key came with just a split-second left, and was set up by a pass from Marques Townes. It happened after Lonnie Walker IV missed a free throw with a chance to give Miami a three-point lead with 9 seconds remaining.

''I thank Marques for making that pass,'' said Ingram, who was 3 of 8 from 3 and scored 13 points. ''Any one of us could have hit that shot, but I was just fortunate enough to be in the position.''

The Ramblers (29-5) matched the school record for wins from their 1963 national championship team in their first NCAA trip since losing to Patrick Ewing and Georgetown in the Sweet 16 in 1985. They advanced to face third-seeded Tennessee on Saturday.

Loyola, with an 11-game winning streak that is its longest since winning the NCAA title, was boosted by a pregame prayer from its team chaplain, 98-year-old Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt.

She's held that post for more than two decades and, sitting courtside in her wheelchair, got hugs from the Ramblers when it was over.

''I just gave a big sigh of relief and said, `Thank God,''' she told The Associated Press about Ingram's shot.

The sixth-seeded Hurricanes (22-10) led most of the second half in their third straight trip to the tournament, but couldn't pull away in the final minutes and lost in the first round for the second straight year.

The buzzer sounded as Ingram's shot went in, and the Ramblers celebrated wildly in front of the raucous fans wearing maroon-and-gold scarfs in the American Airlines Center sections across from their bench.

But officials put 0.3 seconds back on the clock, forcing Loyola to gather on the bench and postponing the celebration until after a desperation full-court pass bounced away harmlessly.

The game-winner came after coach Porter Moser initially signaled for a timeout after Walker's missed free throw, but then motioned his players to bring the ball up the court.

''After they made that shot, I mean, it's definitely a dagger to the heart,'' said Walker, who led the Hurricanes with 12 points. ''It definitely hurts seeing a shot like that go down, but I'm proud of my team.''

Clayton Custer hit a tying 3 in the final 2 minutes and led Loyola with 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting from long range.

BIG PICTURE

Loyola-Chicago: Most of Moser's key players should be back next season, giving the Ramblers a chance to keep the NCAA appearances coming after such a long drought and such a big win.

Miami: The Hurricanes were back in Texas five years after winning twice in Austin to advance to the Sweet 16. They looked they'd have another shot at that until Ingram's stunner.

KEY SEQUENCE

Trailing 62-61, Lucas Williamson gave Loyola another shot at the lead after Townes missed one of two free throws with a chance to tie. Williamson knocked the ball off Walker's leg, but the Ramblers missed two attempts the rim, leading to Walker's missed free throw.

UP NEXT

With Miami's season over, Loyola advances to play third-seeded Tennessee in the second round.

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Key Players
C. Custer
13 G
B. Brown Jr.
11 G
33.7 Min. Per Game 33.7
11.4 Pts. Per Game 11.4
4.0 Ast. Per Game 4.0
7.1 Reb. Per Game 7.1
52.2 Field Goal % 41.5
45.1 Three Point % 26.7
77.3 Free Throw % 62.9
  30-second timeout called 1.0
+ 3 Donte Ingram made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Marques Townes 1.0
  Defensive rebound by Ben Richardson 9.0
  Lonnie Walker IV missed free throw 9.0
  Personal foul on Marques Townes 9.0
  Defensive rebound by Sam Waardenburg 11.0
  Cameron Krutwig missed dunk 13.0
  Offensive rebound by Cameron Krutwig 13.0
  30-second timeout called 24.0
  Out of bounds turnover on Lonnie Walker IV 24.0
+ 1 Marques Townes made 2nd of 2 free throws 26.0
Team Stats
Points 64 62
Field Goals 26-55 (47.3%) 25-49 (51.0%)
3-Pointers 8-21 (38.1%) 4-9 (44.4%)
Free Throws 4-9 (44.4%) 8-13 (61.5%)
Total Rebounds 27 33
Offensive 5 8
Defensive 19 22
Team 3 3
Assists 19 11
Steals 6 7
Blocks 3 7
Turnovers 10 15
Fouls 14 13
Technicals 0 0
14 PTS, 1 REB, 4 AST
12 PTS, 2 REB
12T
away team logo 11 Loyola-Chicago 29-5 283664
home team logo 6 Miami (Fla.) 22-10 283462
Team Stats
away team logo 11 Loyola-Chicago 29-5 65.6 PPG 31.7 RPG 13.8 APG
home team logo 6 Miami (Fla.) 22-10 71.8 PPG 35.8 RPG 12.9 APG
Key Players
13
C. Custer G 11.1 PPG 2.0 RPG 2.7 APG 43.5 FG%
00
L. Walker IV G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
C. Custer G 14 PTS 1 REB 4 AST
L. Walker IV G 12 PTS 2 REB 0 AST
47.3 FG% 51.0
38.1 3PT FG% 44.4
44.4 FT% 61.5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Custer 14 1 4 5/10 4/6 0/0 2 37 1 0 0 0 1
D. Ingram 13 7 2 5/14 3/8 0/1 1 34 0 1 1 1 6
C. Krutwig 11 4 1 4/6 0/0 3/4 0 25 1 0 2 2 2
M. Townes 7 1 2 3/7 0/2 1/2 4 25 2 0 2 0 1
B. Richardson 0 5 8 0/1 0/1 0/0 2 29 1 1 1 0 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Custer 14 1 4 5/10 4/6 0/0 2 37 1 0 0 0 1
D. Ingram 13 7 2 5/14 3/8 0/1 1 34 0 1 1 1 6
C. Krutwig 11 4 1 4/6 0/0 3/4 0 25 1 0 2 2 2
M. Townes 7 1 2 3/7 0/2 1/2 4 25 2 0 2 0 1
B. Richardson 0 5 8 0/1 0/1 0/0 2 29 1 1 1 0 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Jackson 12 1 0 6/12 0/2 0/0 2 17 0 1 0 1 0
L. Williamson 5 4 2 2/4 1/2 0/2 2 24 1 0 2 1 3
B. Skokna 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
C. Satterwhite 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 5 0 0 2 0 1
C. Shanks - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Baughman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. DiNardi - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Avery - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Negron - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Boehm - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 64 24 19 26/55 8/21 4/9 14 200 6 3 10 5 19
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Walker IV 12 2 0 5/12 2/6 0/1 1 38 0 1 3 0 2
J. Newton 11 0 1 5/8 0/0 1/1 1 32 1 1 4 0 0
D. Huell 11 7 1 5/7 0/0 1/3 0 25 0 3 2 1 6
C. Lykes 10 6 2 3/11 1/2 3/4 3 30 2 0 1 1 5
A. Lawrence II 4 3 1 2/3 0/0 0/0 5 23 2 0 2 1 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Walker IV 12 2 0 5/12 2/6 0/1 1 38 0 1 3 0 2
J. Newton 11 0 1 5/8 0/0 1/1 1 32 1 1 4 0 0
D. Huell 11 7 1 5/7 0/0 1/3 0 25 0 3 2 1 6
C. Lykes 10 6 2 3/11 1/2 3/4 3 30 2 0 1 1 5
A. Lawrence II 4 3 1 2/3 0/0 0/0 5 23 2 0 2 1 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Vasiljevic 9 5 1 4/5 1/1 0/0 0 22 0 0 0 1 4
E. Izundu 5 5 1 1/3 0/0 3/4 3 15 1 1 2 3 2
S. Waardenburg 0 2 4 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 15 1 1 1 1 1
C. Stowell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Brown Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Miller Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Gak - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 62 30 11 25/49 4/9 8/13 13 200 7 7 15 8 22