UNCASVILLE, Conn. – No one who saw the opening minutes of the Springfield Bracket championship game would be surprised if you told them Loyola (Md.) won. But they might be surprised if you added that they needed a game-winning basket in the final seconds to do it. Loyola almost let it get away, but they got a three-point play with 1.5 seconds left to pull out a 67-64 win over road-weary Albany.
“Dylon Cormier is just a tough dude making plays,” said head coach Jimmy Patsos in reference to the winning basket. “That wasn’t anything we drew up.”