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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"But was one big play after another, and it was a close contest throughout, and they made the last big play. They hit that three that basically won the game for them. Hats off to them, and congratulations to the Loyola basketball program.”"

Larranaga was asked about the difference between being a six and 11 seed. He said that all of the NCAA tournament teams are good and that the seeds don’t mean much. Larranaga then commented on Miami’s performance and the end of the game.

"“I thought we played well enough to win this game…but so did Loyola…We pulled ahead of them in the second half, and they fought back…I thought the defensive stop that we got with the two-point lead with under ten seconds to go…I thought that was going to seal the victory for us… But something that happens quite often in this tournament, someone steps up and makes a huge shot, and I think it was Donte Ingram was trailing the play — when Lonnie missed the free throw, Sam Waardenburg had the chance to get the offensive rebound. There was a battle, it went loose, and they came up with it. So it made it like a scramble getting back defensively… I thought we guarded the first couple of guys correctly, and they were not able to shoot, but Ingram trailed the play, and they kicked it back to him.”"