Sister Jean gets the memes after leaving early in loss
- Author: Stacy Allen Apr 03, 2018,
Apr 03, 2018, 3:00
Loyola tasted success it hadn't enjoyed in 55 years, slaying giants as a No. 11 seed all the way to the national semifinals with a 69-57 loss to No. 3 seed MI. He did so without incident, unless you count the pair of squished reading glasses that had been attached to the bridge of TBS analyst Bill Raftery's nose.
MI will play either Villanova or Kansas for its first NCAA title since 1989 on Monday night at the Alamodome. Sophomore guard Charles Matthews notched 17 points to help the Wolverines outscored the Ramblers 47-28 in the second half.
The Final Four of the 2018 NCAA Tournament is in the books and Loyola-Chicago's Cinderella run has finally come to an end.
But when Moser arrived in 2011, and endured a 7-23 debut season with only one win in the Horizon League, there was little interest in the program that would move to the Missouri Valley Conference two years later. They had made two shots out of 10, had seen three layups in traffic roll off the rim and had six rebounds to Michigan's gathering collection of 12. And I want them to enjoy it. "But just give credit to MI", said senior guard Ben Richardson. Krutwig bullied his way for eight of his 17 total points in the paint in the first half. "But to be honest, I kept looking possession by possession, we had trouble scoring the first half", Wagner said. The team didn't have much of a welcome committee due to the Easter holiday, but the university is planning a celebration for them and the fans. But they became the fourth No. 11 seed to bow out in this round, in this case because a lengthy MI defense overtook the Ramblers late, when Loyola threw the ball away.
Nobody at Loyola should, not after one of the more remarkable NCAA Tournament runs in decades - and certainly a feel-good story that saved the Chicago sports winter. Still, Moser had a plan, one without shortcuts, to create a winning culture.
His performance highlighted the Ramblers' quiet 10-for-24 first-half shooting performance from the field, as well as 9-for-10 from the free throw line.
"We had eight turnovers in the first half".
Their 17 3s so far against Kansas on way to a 67-47 lead are the most ever in a Final Four game. "I mean, just this group is resilient".
Jordan Poole, whose audacious closing shot in the second round against Houston kept MI in the tournament, found himself open low on the right. "So next year when Bradley beats Loyola, you know then we'll have a lot more hype".
But every time it looked as if Loyola could pull away and really put separation between it and MI, there was Wagner.
Loyola led 29-22 at halftime, but MI shot 57-percent in the second half and outscored the Ramblers 47-28 to seal the contest and await the victor of the second semi-final game between Villanova and Kansas.
The Michigan Wolverines proved to be too much for the Ramblers.
"Yeah, the Drip Boys are full of swag - that's what they call themselves". If it doesn't happen, she tells them regularly, it wasn't meant to be. "This is my roommate, so I've got my hands tied with him the whole trip long".