This NCAA tournament has been full of upsets and surprises. UMBC upset the Virginia Cavaliers to make history as the first 16th seed to upset a one seed. Not to be outdone, Clayton Custer hit a last second shot to lift 11th seed Loyola of Chicago over three seed Tennessee 63-62.
"To get that bounce on that shot, it makes all those hours in the gym worth it."
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 18, 2018
This will be Loyola’s first ever Sweet 16 appearance. Loyola commanded a nine point lead with just over three minutes left. Oddly, the Volunteers seemed unfazed. They made a furious comeback; they went on an an 11-1 run capped by a three point play from Grant Williams the SEC Player of the Year, which put Tennessee up by two. Then came Custer’s last stand … or was it his next to last stand? If Loyola take the cake it could be his “third to last stand.”