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A Lookback at Loyola-Chicago’s Remarkable Run to the Final Four

A Lookback at Loyola-Chicago’s Remarkable Run to the Final Four

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On March 31, Loyola-Chicago’s men’s basketball team ended its most memorable season yet with a 69-57 loss to the University of Michigan at the NCAA Final Four tournament in San Antonio. The Ramblers’ first win against the University of Miami paved the way for the team’s winning streak to the Final Four. Having garnered national attention, the 11th-seed team is being duped the “cinderella” team of the 2018 NCAA tournament.


Here are five facts you didn’t know about the Rambler’s historic run to the final four:

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1. Loyola-Chicago’s men’s basketball team won the most games of any team left in the tournament, with fourteen wins in a row, according to USA Today.

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2. Loyola is one of only five double-digit seeds who have made it to the Final Four in NCAA history.

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3. The Ramblers are ranked sixth nationally in scoring defense, despite Loyola’s offense getting more attention, according to the NCAA.

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4. The 11th-seed team ranks third nationally in field goal percentage, having shot more than 50% of their goals from the floor for most of the season, according to the NCAA.

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5. The men’s basketball team is the first to win three successive NCAA tournament games with buzzer beaters, according to USA Today.


While Loyola’s unforgettable season has come to an end, school spirit has never been higher. Our wonderful team of ladies at Her Campus looks forward to next season! If you would like to learn more about the Rambler’s history and fun facts, check out more stats from USA Today.  


Samar is a senior broadcast journalism major and global and international studies minor at Loyola. Although she hails from Toledo, Ohio, Samar has found homes in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Rome. She has spent the past three years with Her Campus, sharing her insights on politics, women's issues, as well as beauty and lifestyle hacks.  
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