Published: Tue, March 27, 2018
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

Local March Madness Fans Catch Loyola Fever

Local March Madness Fans Catch Loyola Fever

This is the eighth Final Four for the Wolverines and their first since 2013.

Here's our recap of the last game's action and a preview of what's ahead for the Seminoles. The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) nearly didn't even make the tournament as it took a last second 3-pointer at the buzzer to defeat the University of Vermont in their conference championship to get an automatic bid.

"That's why I give Texas Tech credit, they did a great job", Wright said.

Kansas and Duke traded barbs in an electrifying affair to close out the weekend's March Madness schedule. Duke shot it well in its first two NCAA Tournament games but struggled in Friday's win over Syracuse. The Ducks have won 12 games in a row, including tournament wins over No. 15 seed Seattle, No. 10 seed Minnesota and No. 11 seed Central Michigan. "We're staying at 4 as more people have been riding MI".

For the record, MI has won 12 straight and hasn't lost since falling at Northwestern on February 6.

In the NCAA tournament, MI got a comfortable win in their opener against Missouri before needing a buzzer beater in the second round to beat Houston and advance.

Barry Brown's tiebreaking layup with 19 seconds remaining helped No. 9 seed Kansas State beat No. 5 seed Kentucky, 61-58, in the South Region semifinal in Atlanta on Thursday night.

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"We just don't care who plays or who scores the basket, as long as everybody's happy", FSU's Braian Angola said. That pushed the Wildcats - the highest overall seed left - into Sunday's regional final in Boston to face third-seeded Texas Tech, which beat 2-seed Purdue. Each team is given a 1 to 16 seed.

And in the Midwest, bluebloods Kansas and Duke advanced to a chalk regional final in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Jayhawks and Blue Devils are among the premier programs in college basketball, combining for eight national championships.

Brunson secured the victory for the Wildcats with just over a minute left, as he backed down a defender on the left side of the paint and cashed in a layup to open up an eight-point gap.

FAIL: ESPN says there were 17.3 million entrees into its bracket contest.

Myhres says his excitement will be through the roof if Loyola pulls off a win against MI. And zero -as in nary a one- got the Elite Eight teams correct.

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