Loyola goes length of the floor in 3.9 seconds to beat buzzer, force OT

Loyola appeared finished in Tuesday’s game at Missouri State, trailing 68-62 with 29 seconds left. But the Ramblers completed another shocking comeback, and needed to go the length of the floor with 3.9 seconds left down 71-69 to force overtime.

Here’s how it went down.

That one’s on Missouri State junior Chris Kendrix, who let Clayton Custer get behind him for the easy layup. But also credit a great inbounds pass by Ben Richardson to get the ball to Donte Ingram, who made the easy play to Custer.

These poor Missouri State fans. This is their third straight overtime game and fifth of the year, and they are just 1-3 in such contests.

We’ll see what happens in this one.

Update: Missouri State survived 82-81 on a pair of free throws by Alize Johnson with 5.1 seconds left. Milton Doyle’s game-winning attempt from three rimmed out at the buzzer.

Author: Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder of The Catch and Shoot. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has had work featured on SI.com, College Insider, The Comeback/Awful Announcing, and 247Sports.

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