March Madness: Saturday's Elite 8 games

Two former Blue Valley Northwest Students helped lead Loyola Chicago to the Elite 8 on Thursday night

The latest came from Marques Townes, whose three-pointer with six ticks remaining was the dagger in a 69-68 Sweet 16 victory over Nevada. But with the Ramblers' run to the Final Four, the past is very much present at this point.

Duke found a way to crack Syracuse's zone defense, and now the Blue Devils are a game away from the Final Four for the first time since the 2015 team won it all. Simply put, we've never had an Elite Eight game this improbable.

Which makes it the most unlikely Elite Eight game in college basketball history. And incredible. Its unpredictability keeps it extraordinary every year.

After the tight-knit group of friends enjoyed a smorgasbord of snacks and compared one another's brackets, Wudel admitted that Nagle filled out the best bracket and recalled an especially memorable March in which he and Strong accidentally startled their classmates in English class. Will it be the Ramblers of Chicago or the Wildcats from Kansas? Now, regardless of what seed these programs are marked with, the assumption is now that whoever has made it this far should be rightfully considered a respected competitor that is not to be underestimated in any way. His initial laments about being placed in a tough region wound up coming back to haunt, as United Kingdom was done in by a similar breed of cat.

"Me and Ben both know a lot of people from our high school that go to K-State", Custer said. What's worse, Kentucky shot 23-for-37 from the foul line. Silvio De Sousa knocked down the free throws, Lagerald Vick buried a 3 and Kansas cruised into halftime ahead 40-27.

Calipari's experienced that in the NCAA Tournament before.

Here are some more things to know about the Loyola-Kansas State regional final. And now Sister Jean or Bruce Weber is headed to the Final Four. They're so excited. But they just have this edge to them that they believe and they want more, they want more.

For tonight's game, the Odds Shark point spread consensus now has the Kansas State Wildcats favored by just a point. Not necessarily by competition, but having to do it without their leading scoring and First-Team All-Big 12 player Dean Wade.

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"This is the team everyone would have thought. would not be in this game". Then it played UMBC and had the world rooting against it. Xavier Sneed came up huge with 22 points.

But here it is.

MI was the only member of the quartet expected to be alive at this stage of the tournament, which makes Saturday's action must-see television, as at least one Cinderella story is guaranteed to continue.

Efficient offense vs. smothering, mistake-forcing defense.

"I think they're kind of pulling for us, just because of our relationship". The Ramblers will face the No. 3 seed Tennessee on Saturday. Chaos has always been a feature, not a bug, of the first weekend of the tournament.

A pattern has taken grip, yet we're still getting something unprecedented.

That team also beat an all white Mississippi State basketball team, 61-51, in the NCAA Tournament in East Lansing, Mich. The South Regional is historic. Two of Loyola's stars are from the heart of the recruiting territory for Kansas State. Now it's Ramblers vs. Wildcats for a trip to the Final Four.

"I love that this run is sparking the renewed conversation of what that team meant to our country and integration, and to hear the stories firsthand from them and to hear the brotherhood that they had, the black guys, the white guys, everyone together".

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