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VIDEO: Townes’ late three seals Loyola’s win over Nevada

Loyola v Nevada

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 22: Marques Townes #5 of the Loyola Ramblers reacts after defeating the Nevada Wolf Pack during the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament South Regional at Philips Arena on March 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Nevada was faced with a dilemma. The Wolf Pack were down just one possession - just one point - and were on defense with with a five-second differential between the game and shot clocks.

Foul and extend the game or play it out and hope for a stop?

Nevada opted to play it straight-up, and Loyola hit them with the worst-case scenario - a 3-pointer at the end of the shot clock.

The 3-pointer from Marques Townes made it a two-possession game and the clock all but ruled out the possibility for two possession.

And that’s why Loyola is now in the Elite Eight.