The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are the first double-digit seed to make it to the Sweet 16 after their second upset win in three days.
After knocking off No. 6 Miami on Thursday afternoon in dramatic fashion, the 11-seed Ramblers kept rolling on Saturday taking down No. 3 Tennessee with a dramatic last-second win thanks to another clutch shot when trailing late.
For a while, this one wasn’t as dramatic as their opening-round win, as they held a decent lead throughout much of the second half pulling well ahead in what had been a back and forth game with this three from Lucas Williamson.
The game got tight again in the game’s final few minutes as Tennessee made a 10-0 run to take the lead on a Grant Williams drive to the basket to earn the And-1. He made the free throw to get Tennessee its first lead since 6:19 left in the first half.
But Clayton Custer was ready to make the big shot, and his jumper in the lane with just a few seconds left on the clock fell after a high bounce that kept the ball in the air for what felt like an eternity.
Tennessee didn’t have a timeout and had to go right away, and they got a decent look that rimmed out to seal the 62-61 win for the Ramblers.