In any case, the Wildcats are out, and the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are moving on to the Final Four. Leonard called the timeout, and it's a long day from being over with all the games that I've coached. That trend would continue throughout the night as Loyola-Chicago led by 23 points midway through the second half and they did not look back. And while the Ramblers continue to shock the world on their way to the Final Four, Sister Jean - the team's wonderful 98-year-old chaplain - has emerged as one of our favorite new celebrities.
Loyola will head to the Final Four as an underdog, of course, and if it faces either Duke or Villanova or Kansas in the title game, it'll probably be a heavy underdog in that one.
"It's unbelievable when you believe", Loyola coach Porter Moser said.
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With two minutes to go in the elite eight the MI bench began to celebrate their victory over Florida State to punch their ticket to San Antonio for the Final Four.
"We were a feel-good story after those buzzer-beaters, but I think people really started to take notice of us after that game against Tennessee, that we could be a legit team to go all the way", Krutwig said, wearing a clipping from the net in his cap in the Loyola locker room. Those games can be forgotten now after he was 6-for-7 from downtown and had a career-high 23 points. On the 15 turnovers that they had, Kansas State turned those into 28 points. He's two wins from netting $45,000. "For me and Ben and everybody, we're just a bunch of guys that everybody laughed at us when we thought we were going to play Division I basketball". "We said, 'What do we got to do to beat Miami?' And then it was the next game, and then it was the next game". "And like we've been saying, it can be anybody's night. Nobody thought we could do any of this". We've shown that so far this tournament.
Richardson came into the Elite Eight having only made one of his nine attempted trifectas in the first three rounds.
Sophomore forward Xavier Sneed recorded 16 points and six rebounds to lead Kansas State, which again played without its leading scorer and rebounder, All-Big 12 forward Dean Wade. "They were guarding right in front of us, and normally you'll hear our bench yelling everything, and they were yelling switches; they were yelling different things". Porter said his team never imagined becoming the Cinderella team of the tournament when they were named to the tournament, instead they just wanted to make the most out of the opportunity given to the Ramblers. Both of these teams have great defenses, but we will get to a breakdown of this game later in the week.