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Doyle's hits game-winner as Loyola of Chicago beats Bradley 74-72 in MVC tourney

  • Bradley guard Ka'Darryl Bell, top, defends against a shot by Loyola of Chicago forward Christian Thomas during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Missouri Valley Conference men's tournament, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee) EDWARDSVILLE OUT  ALTON OUT

    Bradley guard Ka'Darryl Bell, top, defends against a shot by Loyola of Chicago forward Christian Thomas during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Missouri Valley Conference men's tournament, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee) EDWARDSVILLE OUT ALTON OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Loyola of Chicago forward Matt O'Leary passes the ball around Bradley's Xzavier Taylor during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Missouri Valley Conference men's tournament, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee) EDWARDSVILLE OUT  ALTON OUT

    Loyola of Chicago forward Matt O'Leary passes the ball around Bradley's Xzavier Taylor during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Missouri Valley Conference men's tournament, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee) EDWARDSVILLE OUT ALTON OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Loyola of Chicago forward Nick Osborne, center, competes for the ball against Bradley's Xzavier Taylor, left, and Auston Barnes during the second half of NCAA college basketball game in the Missouri Valley Conference men's tournament, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee) EDWARDSVILLE OUT  ALTON OUT

    Loyola of Chicago forward Nick Osborne, center, competes for the ball against Bradley's Xzavier Taylor, left, and Auston Barnes during the second half of NCAA college basketball game in the Missouri Valley Conference men's tournament, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee) EDWARDSVILLE OUT ALTON OUT  (The Associated Press)

Milton Doyle's 3-pointer with 1 second to play lifted Loyola of Chicago 74-72 over Bradley Thursday night for a first-round Missouri Valley Conference tournament win.

The No. 10 seeded Ramblers (10-21), an MVC newcomer, advance to play No. 2 seeded Indiana State (21-9) on Friday. The win snaps a six-game losing streak for Loyola.

Loyola led 43-35 at halftime, and went up by 11 in the second on a layup by Christian Thomas at 7:38. But No. 7 seeded Bradley rallied, and Walt Lemon cut the lead to 62-60 with a dunk, and hit two free throws with 5 seconds to play to put Bradley up 72-71. Doyle got the inbounds pass and made his game-winner with 1 second to go.

Doyle finished with 19, Jeff White and Devon Turk had 14 apiece, and Thomas had 12.

Tyshon Pickett had 25 for Bradley (12-20), Lemon 24 and Omari Grier 12.