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Senior forward Marcus Bingham Jr. (Grand Rapids, Mich./GR Catholic Central) took a feed from junior guard Tyson Walker (Westbury, N.Y./Christ the King/Northeastern) for an alley-oop with 4 seconds left, lifting Michigan State to a thrilling 63-61 win over Loyola Chicago in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis at Imperial Arena on Wednesday afternoon.

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Michigan State falls back on veterans in 63-61 win over Loyola Chicago Detroit Free Press
Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo said, before facing Loyola Chicago in Wednesday afternoon’s opener of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, that he hoped the Spartans put their turnover problems in the past. Turns out those issues multiplied in transit to the Bahamas. Yet when the Spartans needed some stability, scoring and strength, they went to their veterans. And Marcus Bingham Jr., Malik Hall and Gabe Brown delivered.

Michigan State overcomes sloppy play to edge Loyola Chicago on Marcus Bingham Jr.’s dunk Detroit News
It’s Thanksgiving, so Michigan State was in the mood for plenty of handouts. Fortunately for the Spartans, they made enough plays in the second half to overcome another rash of turnovers, getting a lob dunk from Marcus Bingham Jr. in the final seconds and a career game from Malik Hall to pull out a 63-61 victory over Loyola Chicago Wednesday in the opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Michigan State escapes Loyola Chicago in down to the wire 63-61 victory The Only Colors
The Michigan State Spartans overcame 20 turnovers to escape game one of the Battle 4 Atlantis with a 63-61 victory over Loyola Chicago. The Ramblers had a slow start, but kept it tight through the second half. MSU advances and will take on on the winner of the UConn-Auburn game tomorrow afternoon.

Last-second dunk lifts Michigan State over Loyola Chicago in Battle 4 Atlantis opener Spartan Tailgate
At the start of this season, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo said he wasn’t sure who he’d turn to in a last-second, final-shot situation. Wednesday afternoon in the Bahamas, it wasn’t the junior captain who made every shot he took, senior shooter Gabe Brown or the five-star freshman.