NCAA Latest: Michigan coach thinks Loyola seeded too low


Loyola-Chicago's improbable run through the NCAA Tournament ended Saturday night with a 69-57 loss to mighty MI. The Ramblers were the fourth 11th-seeded team to make it this far and like the previous three, the semifinals were the end of the road.

"It was as tough a locker room as I've seen", Moser said.

Moritz Wagner scored a game-high 24 points and had 15 points for MI.

Nowhere were there more die-hard fans of the Ramblers than in Loyola's Gentile Arena Saturday night.

Heading into Saturday night, the men's Final Four record for most three-pointers in a game was 13 (UNLV vs. in in 1987, the first year of the three-point shot).

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That also meant it was time for the country to say goodbye to America's new sweetheart, Sister Jean, the 98-year-old Loyola-Chicago team chaplain. The Wolverines will resume the underdog role they played much of the season Monday night, trying to win its second NCAA championship. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated,,, and many others. Clayton Custer chipped in 15 points for the Ramblers.

The Ramblers took a 29-22 lead into halftime and were 23-0 when leading at the break.

"She's done for a while", Ryan Haley, assistant director of athletic communications for Loyola-Chicago, said, per Josh Peter of USA Today. 3-point goals - Loyola of Chicago 1-10 (Custer 1-3, Williamson 0-1, Richardson 0-1, Skokna 0-1, Ingram 0-2, Townes 0-2), MI 7-28 (Wagner 3-7, Robinson 2-6, Matthews 1-2, Simmons 1-2, Simpson 0-3, Poole 0-3, Abdur-Rahkman 0-5).

Although the Wolverines held a 21-18 edge in total rebounds and an 8-2 advantage in offensive boards, they committed eight turnovers and seven personal fouls against just six giveaways from the Ramblers. Assists - Loyola of Chicago 6 (Ingram 2), MI 8 (Simpson 3).

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