NCAA Tournament: Loyola to test Kansas State's strong D in regional final

NCAA Tournament: Loyola to test Kansas State's strong D in regional final

What could have gone wrong: Well, nearly everything.

Blackshell-Fair is on the opposite end of her first year in the college ranks following a season in which they went 20-12 overall and 9-7 in conference.

In the NCAA tournament, MI got a comfortable win in their opener against Missouri before needing a buzzer beater in the second round to beat Houston and advance. Silvio De Sousa knocked down the free throws, Lagerald Vick buried a 3 and Kansas cruised into halftime ahead 40-27. He ran into a double team from Miami's Ja'Quan Newton and Walker. What's worse, Kentucky shot 23-for-37 from the foul line.

Enjoy every minute of March Madness until April 2. This game ensures that for the seventh time in as many seasons a team seeded seventh or lower will make the Final Four.

Loyola has also had a knack for making big plays during clutch time.

Saturday's game promises to be a tight matchup.

The Lowdown: History will be made on Saturday.

While my Illinois Fighting Illini had a awful rebuilding season, I can take solace in the fact a team from my state and my city has shown that even the littlest of guys can make their dreams come true. We just wanted to go out there and just do it for him. I thought she was just going to pray.

The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (31-5) continues the magical Cinderella story of the season after defying the odds against strong teams. "You've got to look at the team". Townes and Richardson were both in the area to put pressure on Bone but all in all, it was about as good of a look as Tennessee could have imagined.

Clayton Custer gets the shooter's roll.

In 1987-88, Silver Lake native Lon Kruger was Kansas State's coach, and the Wildcats were playing their final season in storied Ahearn Field House.

Villanova trailed by 6 before scoring 11 straight points to take a 65-60 lead with 9:03 remaining. Height doesn't mean that much. "But the dynamics changed when you jump to the Missouri Valley, when we jumped".

"It feels good to be a part of something they hadn't done in a long time", she said. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial no matter what package you choose, and you can then watch the game live on your computer via the DirecTV Now website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the DirecTV Now app. "I don't think we'll see any more, but I'd prefer it".

Kansas State 58, Loyola-Chicago 54. Instead, Custer crossed over, got downhill, drew a second defender and found Marques Townes open in the corner.

Scott led K-State with 18 points, including 4-for-10 on 3-pointers, but Richmond was held to 11 points, five assists and four rebounds. Townes launched his 3-pointer from in front of the Loyola bench with the shot clock about to expire. There were still 6.2 seconds left and Caleb Martin hit a 3-pointer to cut Loyola Chicago's lead to one.

Villanova: The Wildcats are primed for another title run with their talent led by player of the year contender Brunson, the experience of the 2016 title and the lessons learned from early tournament departures in several years, including a second-round loss to Wisconsin last year.

Nevada would have had just one second to inbound the ball and score before the buzzer sounded.

BOSTON (AP) - Villanova's 3-point party rolled past the intense pressure of West Virginia to bring the Wildcats to the doorstep of another Final Four two seasons after winning a national championship. At least I hope they are. "They play together. They've got some young guys that have really stepped up". Clay made a great play, got downhill, kicked me to the corner.

"We knew that just being in the gap, helping each other, helping a helper and rebounding would be a big task, and we were able to go out there and do it". It was just - that's something you dream about.

"You know, like you know from being there in Chicago, it was a grass-roots rebuild", Moser said.

Andy Wittry has written for, Sporting News, the Indianapolis Star, Louisville Courier-Journal and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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