Marques Townes Hits Dagger 3 to Seal Loyola-Chicago's Win over Nevada

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMarch 23, 2018

Loyola-Chicago's run in the 2018 NCAA men's basketball tournament will continue into the Elite Eight thanks to Marques Townes' late three to seal Thursday's 69-68 win over Nevada.

The Wolf Pack made a late charge after trailing by as many as 12 points in the second half. They closed the deficit to 66-65 after two free throws from Cody Martin with 36 seconds to go.

In Loyola-Chicago's first two tournament wins over Miami and Tennessee, Townes scored a combined 15 points.

His dagger with six seconds to play capped off his 18-point night. The junior went 6-of-10 from the field to help the No. 11 Ramblers knock off the No. 7 seed in the South Regional.

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