Michigan ends Loyola's magical run

How the ‘stars aligned’ for Loyola’s childhood dreamers

Moritz Wagner refused to let the Michigan Wolverines become Loyola-Chicago's next victim. The Wolverines were last in the title game in 2013, when they lost to Louisville.

That run has come to an end, but the conversation on the squad continues even as two other teams play in the National Championship on Monday night.

Loyola Chicago guard Ben Richardson (14) hugs Loyola Chicago head coach Porter Moser as he.

Despite what some critics may have said, Loyola-Chicago's beloved 98-year-old team chaplain did not leave the game in the minutes before the heartbreaking Final Four loss on Saturday and the team wants people to know it. Tip-off between the Michigan Wolverines and Villanova Wildcats is set for 9:20 p.m. ET on TBS. "I can not believe anyone would insinuate she gave up on these kids", assistant athletic director for communications at Loyola, Bill Behrns, told USA TODAY Sports. "We had trouble scoring int he first half".


Jordan Poole, whose audacious closing shot in the second round against Houston kept MI in the tournament, found himself open low on the right. And the Ramblers' offense, so smooth and efficient on the way to the Final Four, broke down in the second half and finished with 17 turnovers. Loyola's Aundre Jackson, who got the Ramblers rolling with a late game-winning 3-pointer in the first round against Miami, looked toward the roof and shook his head. Freshman Cameron Krutwig led Loyola with 17 points, while redshirt junior Clayton Custer had 15. They changed the perception of a program.

Loyola made just 1-of-10 of its shots from 3-point range in the loss. They changed the perception of when you say Loyola-Chicago, for men's basketball, they changed that, the perception of it.

The second is a battle of No. 1 seeds between East champion Villanova and Midwest champion Kansas.

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