The true sports fan loves the unpredicted after making it to the elite 8 wasn't big enough for Loyola-Chicago they will be heading to the Final Four in San Antonio, TX. They beat Kansas State, 78-62, on Saturday to earn a trip to the Final Four for the first time since 1963, when Loyola-Chicago won its only national title. The Ramblers will face Michigan next weekend in the national semifinals.
Ben Richarson scored 23 points, four assist, and six rebounds. Marques Townes contributed 13 points, 3 assist, and 4 rebounds. Loyola made up for that staggering imbalance with 57 percent shooting, hitting 9 of 18 three-pointers and going 15 for 18 at the foul line.
Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt, the 98-year-old nun who serves as their team chaplain. The Ramblers who had won their previous three tournament games by a total of four points—seemed slightly less adorable Saturday as they systematically destroyed the Kansas State team that beat Kentucky.
Loyola-Chicago will move on to face #3 seed Michigan in the Final Four Saturday, March 31, 2018. Will Cinderella keep on dancing itself to the National Championship or will the Michigan Wolverines make it come to an end? We can't wait to find out!
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