Christianity is under attack right now.
When people offered their “thoughts and prayers” following the tragic Parkland massacre, it was met with immense backlash from the progressive left.
But God’s not completely lost in America, because one NCAA player just give Him the glory after his buzzer beater win.
The first weekend of the NCAA tournament was amazingly unprecedented.
For the first time in history, 16th seed UMBC upset the overall number one seed, UVA, to advance to the round of 32.
Not only that, but high-seeded UNC, Arizona, Xavier, Michigan State, and Cincinnati were all busted out in the first weekend—making it undeniably one of the craziest first weekends in March Madness history.
But how many players are humble enough to give “glory to God” when they win?
The answer is not a lot.
But Clayton Custer, who nailed the buzzer beater to advance his Cinderella team Loyola-Chicago into the next weekend,wasn’t shy about how he felt about his team’s win.
The Journal Gazette reported:
“Another NCAA Tournament prayer answered for Loyola-Chicago, and the Ramblers are set to bring Sister Jean to the Sweet 16.
Clayton Custer’s jumper took a friendly bounce off the rim and in with 3.6 seconds left, and 11th-seeded Loyola beat Tennessee 63-62 in a South Region second-round game Saturday night.
Custer’s winner came two days after Donte Ingram’s buzzer-beating 3 for Loyola against Miami, surely to the delight of Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, the 98-year-old nun, team chaplain and primary booster watching from her wheelchair on a platform near the main TV cameras.
“The only thing I can say, glory to God for that one,” Custer said. “The ball bounced on the rim and I got a good bounce.”
The Ramblers (30-5), who won the Missouri Valley Tournament, broke the school record for wins set by the 1963 NCAA championship team. Loyola will play the Cincinnati-Nevada winner in the regional semifinals Thursday in Atlanta.
No. 3 seed Tennessee (26-7) took its only lead of the second half on three-point play by Grant Williams with 20 seconds remaining. After Loyola almost lost the ball on an out-of-bounds call confirmed on replay, Custer dribbled to his right, pulled up and let go a short jumper that hit the front of the rim, bounced off the backboard and went in.
A last-gasp shot from the Vols’ Jordan Bone bounced away.
The Ramblers fell behind 15-6 in less than five minutes before the Volunteers missed their next nine shots and fell behind for the first time on Custer’s 3-pointer with six minutes left in the first half.
Admiral Schofield scored 11 of those first 15 Tennessee points but didn’t score again until a 3 nearly 32 minutes later that started a rally from a 10-point deficit in the final 4 minutes by the SEC regular-season co-champions.
Tennessee coach Rick Barnes lost at American Airlines Center, home of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, for the first time in six NCAA games. The first four wins were during his 17 seasons leading the Texas Longhorns.
Schmidt, who leads the pregame prayer and gives the players feedback after, wasn’t the only one pulling hard for Loyola.
Late-arriving fans waiting for crowd favorite Texas Tech in the late game joined the raucous Ramblers supporters wearing maroon-and-gold scarfs and standing almost the entire game in sections across the court from their team’s bench.”
Here was the buzzer beater to win the game.
RAMBLERS WIN!!! 🚨🚨🚨
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 18, 2018
Maybe his fellow NCAA teammates will follow his leadership and be just as grateful inupcoming post-game interviews.