Category: NCAAM

Why Loyola’s Final Four Run Should Seem Familiar

By Oliver Mauntel 

Loyola has marched on a familiar path en route to their first Final Four appearance since 1963. With a 28-5 record, including 15-3 in conference play, the Ramblers breezed through both the regular season and the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. In the Big Dance, however, Loyola has embraced life on the edge. Read Full Article Here!

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Loyola Chicago Shocks the World

By Thomas Jeffrey

Let’s be honest for a second. A lot of people had Loyola Chicago, who received their first tournament bid in 33 years, defeating Miami in the first round. But not many people had the Ramblers going all the way to the Final Four. Well Loyola did just that (with the help of Sister Jean) and now they have a date with Michigan in San Antonio.

From the jump,  Loyola Chicago seemed like a team that could upset a higher seed in the first round. They played great defense, had tremendous guard play, and earned an impressive non-conference victory over Florida. Read Full Article Here!

Midwest Region Preview

By Oliver Mauntel

The Midwest Region is caked with bluebloods, and I believe the national champion may arise from this region. If Michigan State and Duke happen to meet in the Sweet 16, the winner will be my favorite to capture the title. Syracuse, New Mexico State, and Charleston are all threats to the front-runners.

1 Seed

Kansas (27-7): Although this isn’t one of Bill Self’s most talented teams, Kansas still found its way to a number one seed. Devonte’ Graham is the leader of this team, and a candidate for national player of the year. Malik Newman has turned his game up a notch, helping the Jayhawks play their best basketball at the right time. Keep an eye on KU’s foul totals; Kansas only plays seven players, so they must avoid foul trouble.

On the road/neutral site: (13-3)                                                                        Last 10 games: (8-2) Read Full Article Here!