Miami Hurricanes fail to put Loyola away lose on last second shot

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: Ja'Quan Newton
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: Ja'Quan Newton /
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The Miami Hurricanes squandered several chances to put Loyola-Chicago away late and lost 64-62 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Miami led by five with 2:47 remaining. Late turnovers and missed free throws did the Hurricanes in.

The Miami Hurricanes had several chances in the final few minutes to extend their lead. Four turnovers and two missed free throws in the last five cost them a chance to advance. Miami loses in the first round for the second straight season.

Loyola had a chance to take the lead with 24 seconds remaining. Marques Towns missed a layup for the Ramblers with 24 seconds left. Cameron Krutwig missed a putback on the rebound. Sam Waardenburg got the rebound for Miami.

Lonnie Walker was fouled and went to the free throw line with nine seconds left. He missed the front end of a one-and-one. Ben Richardson got the rebound for Loyola.

Loyola brought the ball up court and Donte Ingram who had struggled shooting the three all day hit from beyond the arc at the buzzer. The referees put 0.3 seconds remaining on the block. My Miami was not able to get a shot off and the season was over.

Miami had several chances in the final few minutes to extend their lead. With 2:09 remaining Walker turned the ball over. On the following possession, Anthony Lawrence drew his fifth foul.  Ingram missed the front end of a one-and-one with 1:50 remaining.

On the next Miami possession, Dewan Huell turned the ball over with 1:31 remaining and Miami up three. Another opportunity lost to extend the lead. Clayton Custer responded with a three from the corner to tie the game for Loyola with 1:13 remaining.