Loyola Chicago v. Michigan (Final Four)

Michigan head coach John Beilein left watches his

"They capitalized on that run where we made six turnovers in a row".

Sister Jean has been such a positive force during this tournament that positivity rang to her team in the AlamoDome. "Because they're switching, we said, 'Moe, you've just got to roll more, slip more, and get down there and clean up any rebounds you can get, because they've got a 6-foot guy on you, '" Beilein said. Michigan's Moritz Wagner, a junior from Berlin who speaks fluent offense, finished with 24 points and 15 rebounds. Matthews, the Kentucky transfer and Chicago native, had a run-out dunk with 1:33 left that made it 63-53.

"Wow. If you put it like that, it's probably cool", Wagner said. He did his thing, had a double-double in the first half. Villanova won by a 95-79 final score, and due to the Wildcats' three-point barrage it can be argued that the game wasn't as close as the final margin would indicate.

".I honestly just tried to do my job".

Or, as MI guard Jaaron Simmon, put it: "He was a beast tonight". The Ramblers went more than 5½ minutes without scoring, and 7:39 without making a field goal.

It was a full night. MI trailed 29-22 at the half, and Wagner had exactly half of his team's points and more than half of its total rebounds.

Cameron Krutwig led Loyola (32-6) with 17 points.

These performances were what kept MI basketball from being the first team to lose to a double-digit seed in a Final Four game ever. But facing one of the best defensive teams in the country, the Ramblers scored just 16 points over the final 14 minutes. And I want them to enjoy it.

Loyola's recruits for next season are ranked as three-star players: 6-9 center Franklin Agunanne from La Lumiere in IN, 6-3 shooting guard Cooper Kaifes from Kansas and 6-2 point guard Isaiah Bujdoso from Washington. That's three returning starters and four players who averaged at least 20 minutes and four points per game.

Robinson's 3-pointer with 10:19 left made it 45-42 and gave Robinson six points.

"Not dropping our heads, that was the main thing", Simmons said.

It's the 26th time a team from the Big Ten Conference has reached the national championship game - the most by any conference. "So not dropping our heads was one of the main adjustments we had to make".

In the second half, Michigan's depth and productivity overwhelmed the Ramblers, who committed 11 turnovers after the intermission.

But after Loyola took a 41-31 lead with 14:10 to play, the momentum shifted toward MI.

Peter noted "dozens of reporters crammed into a room for a specially scheduled interview session with Sister Jean" on Friday during media sessions for the Final Four.

" I'm very proud of them and I'm very happy to say that we made it this far", says Loyola freshman Karrington Jones. "I love that guy to death, and we'll never forget this". "I think a lot of people will remember this run for a long time".

MI has more work to do.

MI will be seeking its second title on Monday, having beaten Seton Hall in 1989.

"This team's had no attention at all", Beilein said. "We weren't going to bend on the academic reputation", he said.

Villanova plays Kansas on Saturday night in the second semifinal.

Once Loyola Chicago finished reestablishing on Saturday that its surge to the Final Four had happened because of polished, airtight merit, MI finished chasing down Loyola Chicago. Totals 22-51 12-14 57.

But Michigan answered with a 17-2 run to take control of the game. MI and Loyola exchanged baskets, with the Wolverines unable to carve into the deficit. It made two of its first 10 shots, had three guarded layups roll off and adjourned to Porter's timeout seven-plus minutes into the game.

His performance highlighted the Ramblers' quiet 10-for-24 first-half shooting performance from the field, as well as 9-for-10 from the free throw line.

Loyola and MI play Saturday night in the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament.

Related News:

  • Harry and Meghan have picked their wedding flowers

    Harry and Meghan have picked their wedding flowers

    Kensington Palace said the designs will reflect the wild, natural landscapes from which numerous plants will be drawn. Things are slowly settled for the highly-anticipated royal wedding for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle .
    Fake pot users suffer brain bleeding, bloody urine, IL  health officials warn

    Fake pot users suffer brain bleeding, bloody urine, IL health officials warn

    The health department was still trying to identify common products in the cannabinoids and determine where they originated. Contaminated products could be circulating in other IL counties, public health officials warned.
    Porn star seeks Donald Trump's answers under oath

    Porn star seeks Donald Trump's answers under oath

    In requesting depositions, Avenatti said he "intends to prove that the Hush Agreement did not have a lawful object or objective ". She has taken an important source of Trump's rhetorical power, a lack of shame, and turned it into his kryptonite.
  • Anthony Joshua Defeats Joseph Parker To Unify Heavyweight Titles

    Anthony Joshua Defeats Joseph Parker To Unify Heavyweight Titles

    We take a look at how Twitter reacted to the blockbuster bout at the Principality Stadium. Bellew then went on to discuss Joshua's presence on the sport right now.
    Korean leaders to meet but Kim will avoid nuclear talk

    Korean leaders to meet but Kim will avoid nuclear talk

    The Asahi newspaper said earlier that Kim Jong Un's administration was seeking a summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The countries earlier this month agreed to hold a leaders' summit on the southern side of the border village.
    Valpak putting $100 checks in some of their envelopes with coupons

    Valpak putting $100 checks in some of their envelopes with coupons

    If you are one of the lucky ones to find a check, Jensen says all you have to do is take to the bank, sign it and get it cashed. Petersburg company is randomly stuffing $100 checks into specially marked envelopes each month through the end of the year.
  • Genesis Essentia breaks cover at NY

    Genesis Essentia breaks cover at NY

    Its look is heavily inspired by classic grand tourers of yesteryear, with a long bonnet, double bubble roof and taught rear. The battery pack itself is housed low down in a central tunnel in the monocoque, rather than underneath the passengers.
    Windows chief out as Microsoft reorganizes its business

    Windows chief out as Microsoft reorganizes its business

    The company will now be split into "Experiences & Devices ", "Cloud + AI Platform", and the existing branch of Microsoft Research. With Windows 10 , the OS should automatically activate as the license is usually digital and doesn't require a product key.
    Fanning Springs Easter Egg Hunt and Ski Show

    Fanning Springs Easter Egg Hunt and Ski Show

    Valchar is the owner of My Giving Tree Gift Shop & Art Gallery in Downtown Belton and has participated in the egg hunt for years. Come in your finest Easter bonnet and join the parade of adults and kids, teen couture bonnets and men's chapeaux welcome.
  • Joel Embiid has surgery to fix orbital bone fracture

    Joel Embiid has surgery to fix orbital bone fracture

    Rookie of the Year favorite Ben Simmons is having a big year, but Embiid is easily the team's most important player. The regular season ends April 11, with the team's first playoff game on April 14 or 15.
    Fowler finds water at the last to hand Hossler Houston lead

    Fowler finds water at the last to hand Hossler Houston lead

    Fowler hooked his drive into the water hazard then three-putted from inside six feet for a triple-bogey 6. The victor of the Houston Open gets into the Masters if he is not already eligible.
    Advertisers Ditch Laura Ingraham After She Mocks Parkland Activist

    Advertisers Ditch Laura Ingraham After She Mocks Parkland Activist

    Conservatives, though, are saying that they're going to boycott the companies that dropped their sponsorships of Ingraham's show. He told followers, "If you want to help I would suggest contacting 3-4 of these companies", adding, "Let's do this".


Most liked

Kawhi Leonard returns to NY for rehab
He has only played in nine games after missing the first 27 outings, and has not featured since he was shut down in January. Led by LaMarcus Aldridge's best season with the team, San Antonio is now fourth in the tightly packed Western Conference.

Russian MoD: Drop Test of Newest Heavy ICMB Successfully Conducted
If these capabilities are accurate, it could make the Kinzhal hard to intercept by anti-missile systems. Putin also said that other nuclear cruise missiles would have "unlimited" range, as well.

Google Shutting down to goo.gl URL Shortener service
First, it was used for Google Toolbar and Feedburner , but it became goo.gl and opened up to the public in September 2010. Those who have never created new links over the goog.ly service will not be able to use it after 13 April 2018.

Eddie Redmayne Delivers Emotional Reading At Stephen Hawking's Funeral
Hawking was famously an atheist but his children Lucy, Robert and Tim chose the church of St Mary the Great to say their farewell. The 59-year-old TV presenter wrote: "Sending deepest condolences to the Hawking family today for Stephen's funeral ".

Stocks cap dismal month, quarter with rally
GameStop shares dropped 9.3 percent after the company provided disappointing full-year sales forecast. Shares in several companies that reported improved quarterly earnings or outlooks got a boost.

#FootballRoundup: Messi thrives for Barca, Manchester City win
Valencia strengthened their already powerful grip on a place in next season's Champions League with a 1-0 win away to Leganes. Barcelona has a 12-point lead over second-place Atletico Madrid, which hosts struggling Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.

Will Smith Goes on a Date with Sophia, the AI Robot
Given that Smith is still married to his human wife Jada Pinkett Smith and they have two children together, Sophia made the right choice. "They show us " I, Robot " just to make sure we truly don't get any ideas".

Facebook Sued Over Call and SMS Data Collection
This helps you find and stay connected with the people you care about, and provides you with a better experience across Facebook. However, their response to inquiry does not justify the reason behind data collection of texts and calls for years.

Springer, World Series champion Astros top Rangers 4-1 in opener
Texas pounded out 10 hits in the win, led by Shin-Soo Choo with three, and Nomar Mazara scored twice. Andrus led off the ninth against Ken Giles, the third Astros reliever, with a double.

Announcers show utter shock as Notre Dame takes down Uconn
The victor will face Mississippi State, which rallied for a 73-63 overtime victory over Louisville in the first semifinal. The Bulldogs ended UConn's 111-game winning streak in the semifinals previous year before losing to SC in the title game.

Try these Easter-themed April Fool's pranks this year
Some believe the day dates as far back as the Roman times, and the Roman festival of "Hilaria", which was celebrated on March 25. Though people love to pull the leg of their loved ones on April 1, not many the significance and origin of the day.

SpaceX launches rocket with satellites from Vandenberg AFB
But this was one of the rare occasions Musk has acknowledged his rocket startup's attempts to recover the fairing after launch. At least twice, SpaceX has guided fairing halves to soft landings in the ocean, according to Musk's social media pages.

Boston Red Sox: 3 takeaways from Opening Day loss in Tampa
Price was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 draft and pitched for the Rays from 2008-2014, winning the AL Cy Young Award in 2012. The two-time All-Star was in danger of falling to 2-13 lifetime against Boston before Span delivered his first hit as a Ray.

Shaw, Mourinho In Dressing Room Bust Up
Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has finally bring to an end his feud with Jose Mourinho . Mourinho reflected: "For me it's always sad when the big players go in the direction of the end".

Tracking more wet weather for weekend
A cold front will move across Kentucky Saturday night, bringing another chance for rain late Saturday into early Sunday morning. Thankfully, that rain will clear just in time for Easter egg hunts, but it may be too cool for an outdoor celebration.