What did Jim Larranaga say after Miami Hurricanes loss to Loyola?

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: Chris Lykes
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: Chris Lykes /
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The Miami Hurricanes loss to Loyola-Chicago was one of the most heartbreaking in program history. Loyola’s Donte Ingram hit a long three-point shot with 0.3 seconds remaining to give the Ramblers a 64-62 victory.

It looked like the Miami Hurricanes were going to put Loyola away several times in the last few minutes. The Hurricanes made one of three from the free throw line and had four turnovers in the final five minutes of the game. Miami led 60-55 with 2:46 remaining in the game.

Loyola went on a 9-2 run to close the game with a lot of help from the Miami Hurricanes. The Hurricanes inability to close out games, make free throws and take care of the ball happened far too much this season.

Miami’s erratic game was a microcosm of their season. Sixteen turnovers, eight of 13 from the foul line and Loyola’s run at the end of the game were too familiar. The Hurricanes did shoot the ball well from the floor and outrebounded Loyola by seven.

Jim Larranaga spoke about the positives and negatives in his opening statement during the press conference after the game.

"“Well, it’s pretty simple to know why we call it March Madness. Unbelievable great game, both teams played very hard. We did some very good things and shot the ball over 50 percent, 44 percent from three, out-rebounded them."