By Julie Glass
Lamarr Kimble made a deep 3 with 0.5 seconds left to give Saint Joseph’s a 45-42 victory over Loyola-Chicago at the Palestra.
Kimble, a third-year captain who has battled injury problems the last two seasons, had the lane open yet pulled up for the game-winning shot that hit nothing but net. Following a timeout, the Ramblers threw the ball full court but weren’t able to get off a shot.
Kimble led the Hawks with 15 points. Charlie Brown added 11 points for Saint Joseph’s (6-5), which rebounded from a 70-58 loss at Villanova on Dec. 8.
Clayton Custer scored 12 points and Marques Townes had 10 for Loyola-Chicago (7-6), which had a two-game win streak snapped.
Saint Joseph’s regained the lead a minute into the second half and kept it until Townes’ 3-pointer tied it a 42 with 12.7 seconds to play.