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.