Chicago is Headed to The Final Four

Chicago is Headed to The Final Four

24 Mar, 2018

Loyola-Chicago became the fourth No. 11 seed in NCAA tournament history to earn a Final Four berth, beating No. 9 seed Kansas State 78-62 in the South Regional championship game.

This wasn’t an upset. And Loyola’s Final Four run certainly isn’t a fluke, having beaten teams from the ACC, SEC and Big 12 along the way. The Ramblers are 32-5 for goodness sakes, and the country is seeing what a team that passes, moves and shoots at a high level can do in this era of college basketball parity.

Loyola opened the game making eight of its first 10 shots and started the second half 9-for-10. That’s a pretty good recipe for success in any game.

Kansas State, a highly-rated defense, really couldn’t do anything to slow the Ramblers down. They shot 57% percent for the game, and a Loyola team that won its first NCAA tournament games by a combined four points didn’t need to sweat this finish.

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