Custer shot at 3.6 lifts 11 seed Loyola

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

DALLAS (AP) Loyola-Chicago's Sweet 16 dreams bounced on the front of the rim, lightly touched the backboard, and rattled a couple times before slipping through the net.

Another prayer answered in the waning seconds, and now Sister Jean's Ramblers are heading to Atlanta.

Clayton Custer's jumper got that friendly bounce with 3.6 seconds left, and 11th-seeded Loyola beat Tennessee 63-62 in a South Region second-round game Saturday night.

Michigan advances on Poole's 3 at :00

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) The unflappable freshman with swag to spare let loose a long 3-pointer just as the buzzer sounded, watched it splash through the net and took off on a dead sprint around the arena.

"I saw everybody celebrating," Michigan's Jordan Poole said later, "and I always thought if I hit a shot like that, I didn't want to get tackled. So I tried to avoid everybody." (MORE)

Kentucky stops Buffalo, back in Sweet 16

BOISE, Idaho (AP) It'll take more than experience, grit and a double-digit dream to knock these kids from Kentucky out of the NCAA Tournament.

Namely, it'll take someone to slow down Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and his fellow freshmen, who are zeroing in on the finer points of the John Calipari Hoop School at precisely the right time. (MORE)

Gonzaga reaches fourth straight Sweet 16

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Zach Norvell Jr. pulled up for 3-pointers, drove fearlessly to the rim and bulled his way into the trees to snare rebounds.

A spectator during Gonzaga's Final Four run a year ago, the confident, extroverted freshman could be the ticket for a return trip. (MORE)

Newman's 28 lead Kansas back to Sweet 16

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Udoka Azubuike had practiced once in the last 11 days because of a lingering knee injury, and the mammoth Kansas forward's three-minute stretch in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament was about as underwhelming as his herky-jerky free-throw stroke.

He managed to go 22 minutes against Seton Hall on Saturday night. (MORE)

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