Norris sinks three threes in the second OT to lift Loyola

Braden Norris scored nine of his 23 points in the second overtime and Loyola was never behind in the final session, beating Valparaiso 81-74 Tuesday night at Gentile Arena.

Norris went 3-on-3 shooting from 3-point range and finished 5 for 9 from 3 overall. Norris’ 3 with 23 seconds left in the first overtime equalized it to 66. He lowered a couple of penalty throws with 17 seconds left to make it 55 at the end of the regulation.

The Ramblers (12-2, 3-0 Missouri Valley Conference) have won seven straight. Marquise Kennedy scored 14 points, Tate Hall 13 and Lucas Williams 11 for Loyola.

Sheldon Williams scored 20 from the bench for Valparaiso (8-9, 1-4). Kevion Taylor scored 17 and Kobe King 16 for the Beacons.

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