Toledo Loses To Loyola On Buzzer-Beater After Own Inbounds Pass Hits Scoreboard

What Matt Smith's inbounds pass looked like (Artist's rendition). This led to a Loyola inbounds play with 1.2 seconds left, hitting the buzzer-beating shot and winning 57-55.

When/if we receive video of this final play, we will share it, because it's certainly the wildest finish of a MAC basketball game thus far.

The setup: In a 55-55 game with 1.2 seconds left, Loyola's shot attempt falls short, the ball goes out of bounds off Loyola. Toledo's Matt Smith (according to the live stats) inbounded the ball, tried to hurl it down the court to his teammates, but the ball HIT THE FREAKING SCOREBOARD, which is out of bounds. Loyola got the ball back, inbounded it and found Ben Averkamp who hit about a 15-footer for the buzzer-beating victory, 57-55. Averkamp finished with 31 points for the Ramblers.

It's the wackiest play you could imagine, and it sealed a second-half collapse by the Rockets who were up as much as 14 points in the second half. It's a very new-look team, and considering they have two more wins than all of last year already, this was the type of gloriously uproarious way they should have lost last season. Toledo drops to 6-3 while LUC "improves" to 2-7.

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