March Madness

BREAKING: Loyola Receives 10th Seed in South Region, Set to Play Ohio State in Opening Round of March Madness

Zack Miller | The PhoenixThe Loyola Ramblers will head to their second consecutive NCAA Tournament after two seasons as MVC Champions.

The Loyola men’s basketball team has punched its third ticket in the last five years to the NCAA Tournament after defeating Drake University March 18 to win the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) in back-to-back seasons.

As announced on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Selection Show March 13, No. 10-seeded Loyola is set to play No. 7-seeded Ohio State University in Pittsburgh March 18.

Loyola has made their presence known in its last two March Madness appearances, making it to the Sweet Sixteen in 2021 and the Final Four in 2018. 

The Ramblers also bring back nine players from their 2021 Sweet Sixteen run roster, including four of its five starters — graduate guard Lucas Williamson, graduate forward Aher Uguak, graduate guard Keith Clemons and redshirt junior Braden Norris.

The Ramblers and Buckeyes will clash March 18 in Pittsburgh with the time of play yet to be announced.

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