The 2018 NCAA Tournament just finished its Elite Eight, and Eye on the Alamo is back to look at the Final Four teams who will play for a National title this weekend at the Alamodome.
As for those teams? There’s one Cinderella still left, and it’s the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers, the #11 seed in the South region. While not many people could predict a double-digit seed making the Final Four, Eddie House explains what has made the Missouri Valley Conference champion a contender. For one thing, they haven’t lost a game since January, so they’ve been a hot team for awhile now.
One reason for the Ramblers’ success in the March also has to do with their path to San Antonio. Virginia was the top seed in their bracket, and they were eliminated by #16 UMBC in the opening round. After pushing through #6 Miami and #3 Tennessee, Loyola faced an easier second weekend according to seeding, beating #7 Nevada and #9 Kansas State.
While the Wildcats made a run this year and fell just short of the Final Four, Rod Thompson checks in with Eddie and host Kate Longworth to discuss Bruce Weber’s team and its future.