The Ramblers are trying to get there for the first time since 1963. On defense, they will have to be able to deal with Michigan's 5-shooter lineup and there may not be a team better equipped to do that than the Seminoles. "We just need a stop".
What Sister Jean said: "We knew we would do it and when we were in the locker room ahead of the game and we just knew that we would do this".
Sister Jean religiously (pun intended) attends all of the Loyola Chicago home games - though she missed nine games this season after she fell off a curb and broke her hip.
Yes, the Loyola bandwagon has gained that much momentum.
"When you talk about having pride for your school, and tradition comes up in conversation, obviously, that's something that - Loyola has the only championship in IL", commented guard Donte Ingram, "A lot of people forget that". I don't know if they actually believe it or not. And I got to spend a couple days with them as we traveled to Washington, D.C. And I was just blown away by their character, the stories they told, just sitting there listening to the whole story behind the "Game of Change.' I love that this run is sparking the renewed conversation of what that team meant to our country", said Moser. It was a brotherhood, it was a high character.
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A second former White House official was more blunt: "Everyone who was there during Obama years should start packing their s**t". The military strategist, who joined the administration in February 2017, has struggled to navigate a tumultuous White House.
"They all want to come up to Loyola and watch the game here on campus", Lopez said. They're a good team. And we're happy to talk to them, and we're happy to have them along on this run.
"We were taking a test that day", said Wudel, holding back laughs. A win for the Wildcats would make them just the second 9-seed to make the Final Four (and second from the state of Kansas-Wichita State did it in 2013), while the Ramblers could join LSU (1986), George Mason (2006) and VCU (2011) as 11-seeds to advance to the national semifinals. Loyola-Chicago, the 11th seed, defeated Nevada in the last round.
On the other side, the Ramblers have lost just five games all season, and have survived three-straight close games in the bracket.
Loyola has made it a priority to give its students every opportunity to enjoy March Madness, with watch parties at the student center - the Damen Center - for every game of the tournament. Townes, who had 18 points, charged down the court, pumping his fist, following the shot. "And when I seen the shot and I had space, I was confident, and it went in, luckily".
The 7-foot, 245-pound senior with the No. 11 seed Ramblers - who will take on No. 9 seed Kansas State in the Elite Eight on Saturday (6:09 p.m., TBS) - is a graduate transfer from North Dakota, where he says he first earned the nickname. Gray finished with 12 points, shooting 6-for-8 from the field, and Texas Tech punched their first ticket to the Elite Eight in program history. Loyola-Chicago won the Missouri Valley. Here are today's two Elite Eight matchups.
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If Loyola-Chicago loses it will be because: It has a hard time against the Kansas State defense.
The men's basketball team that she shares an arena with managed to procure a post-season run of their own.
"When he was a freshman, I said, who's going to be our defensive stopper, and he's very stubborn", said Weber of Brown. "This is unbelievable. Feels like a dream".
Perhaps the most unsafe part of Custer's game-winner was that it left 3.6 seconds on the clock for Tennessee, which was more than enough time for the Volunteers to get down the floor and get off a decent look.
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