Loyola-Chicago's Biggest Fan is 98-Year-Old Chaplain Sister Jean

Danny Woods
March 17, 2018

So after Ingram's last-second 3-pointer lifted the 11th-seeded Ramblers to a 64-62 victory over sixth-seeded Miami in a South Region game in Dallas, Sister Jean's jubilant reaction was exactly what one might expect.

It was a cruel ending to a terrific season, which saw the Hurricanes finish 22-10 and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season. Loyola hit 8 of 21 3s for the game. Grayson Allen scored 16 points and added a game-high nine assists for the Blue Devils, while teammate Trevon Duval finished with 19 points and eight assists. Grant Williams added 14 points and nine rebounds.

"Well, it's pretty simple to know why we call it March Madness", said Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga, left holding his head in stunned disbelief after Ingram's shot. Arizona won the Pac-12 regular-season title and routed Southern California in the tournament title game, becoming the second team in conference history to sweep both in consecutive seasons.

#13 UNC Greensboro 64 #4 Gonzaga 68: The Zags almost let this one slip away, but a big three by Zach Norvell Jr. put them past the feisty Spartans. Lucas Williamson forced a turnover off the leg of Miami guard Lonnie Walker IV, giving the Ramblers the ball back down by one with 23.5 seconds left. But the Ramblers kept chipping away.

Matthews posted 16 points, Fatts Russell provided 15 points off the bench, Cyril Langevine poured in 12 of his 14 points in the second half and Jared Terrell had 13 points for Rhode Island (26-7). Townes couldn't convert on a layup, and Cameron Krutwig missed a putback. Loyola had the ball back with a chance to hold for the last shot. Walker missed the first shot, and Ben Richardson grabbed the defensive rebound.

Zach Norvell's 15-point performance included the go-ahead, 3-pointer with 20.8 seconds left in the Zags' 68-64 triumph over UNC Greensboro.

It wasn't until the 1:16 mark of the second half that Loyola again tied the score with a Clayton Custer 3-pointer.

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"The biggest thing is we came out and did what we said we were going to do, try to run them out of their offense, and against a great team", Schofield said.

But Tennessee is an even better team than Miami, and that means this will be an even bigger challenge. It definitely hurts seeing a shot like that go in, but I'm proud of my team and how we fought and how we played.

WICHITA, Kan. - Kevin Willard was watching TV on the eve of Seton Hall's NCAA Tournament opener against North Carolina State when the self-described "Mr. Negativity" turned to his wife and asked what he would tell his core group of seniors if they lost.

Penn led by 10 in the first half and was still within single digits after a bucket by AJ Brodeur made it 62-54 with 6:24 remaining.

PITTSBURGH - Jalen Brunson scored 16 points and No. 1 seed Villanova hit 14 3-pointers in an 87-61 romp over Radford in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night.

The 12th-seeded Jackrabbits (28-7) made a late run at the Buckeyes, scoring 10 straight points to tie it at 70-all. Coach Mike Krzyzewski extended his record for NCAA Tournament victories to 92.

"It is to me", Larranaga said.

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