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Loyola-Chicago Beats Kansas State, Is First Mid-Major In Final Four Since 2013

Loyola-Chicago cruised past Kansas State as the Ramblers found their first “easy” win of this year’s NCAA tournament and earned their first Final Four bid since 1963, when the team won its only national championship, with an 78-62 win over the Wildcats.

The Ramblers are the fourth-ever #11 seed to make the national semifinals after LSU, George Mason, and VCU—all of which lost in that game. They’re the first mid-major team to make the Final Four since Wichita State in 2013.


Loyola-Chicago had won its previous three games in this NCAA tournament by a combined four points. Ben Richardson paced the Ramblers with 23 points while Donte Ingram contributed 12 points and eight rebounds. Sister Jean is headed to San Antonio!


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