- The Ramblers are moving on.
It wasn't the pure exhilaration of Donte Ingram's last-second game-winning 3-pointer in the first round win against Miami, but the Ramblers knocked off Tennessee 63-62 (a one-point difference from the 64-62 score against Miami) with another exciting finish. Loyola retained possession, and Custer provided the heroics on the ensuing play because the Ramblers were able to set up and run a set play. The Wolfpack trailed by 22 points with 11 minutes remaining, and they finished with a 49% field goal efficiency while holding the Bearcats to a 41% clip from the field. That'll be hard for the Ramblers (30-5) to top, but they're working on it.
"We have to advance with time", Sister Jean said.
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After Loyola nearly lost the ball on an out-of-bounds call confirmed on replay, Custer took the inbounds pass with 10 seconds left, dribbled left and then right, pulled up and let go of the victor.
"Super, super, super talented offensive team", Richardson said about Nevada. "We play hard, we play together, and we play defense". "Having her here blessing our team and blessing our coaching staff, giving us a warm prayer before the game, having her bless the team right before the game, it just means so much", Townes was quoted as saying.
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As the players got off their bus, they were met by cheering fans of all ages.
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With a twist, that is. Earlier Tuesday, the Ramblers' good luck charm, Sister Jean, their 98-year-old team chaplain, made an appearance on "Good Morning America". During a brief stretch on Friday afternoon, she did three interviews in succession: one with a television crew, a one-on-one with ESPN.com then a phone interview with the Washington Post. The Wolf Pack played well all season, but lost in the Mountain West Tournament.
Not only did this nation of 334,000 people qualify for the World Cup (whereas the United States, population 325 million, did not), freshman shooting guard Jon Axel Gudmundsson of Grindavik, Iceland, emerged as a college star in Davidson's loss to Kentucky. "Oh, thank God, thank God we did it, because we knew we would do it", replied Sr.
She has not missed a single game this year and although she is restricted to a wheelchair on the sidelines, her limitation is movement has not limited her "divine" influence on the team. The tweets continued throughout the weekend as the Retrievers moved onto the second round, where they lost to Kansas State in the Round of 32. "We don't really cross", Huggins said. Yet another No. 1 seed went down in the second round as Xavier crumbled in the final minutes and No. 9 seed Florida State pulled off the stunner to go onto the Sweet 16.
"Our biggest takeaway from just watching and being involved is that anything can happen", Duke's Marvin Bagley III said. Sometimes she'll pray for the referee to make the right calls.
ZONED IN: The state of NY singlehandedly took care of the Pac-12 in the NCAA Tournament, with Syracuse beating Arizona State and St. Bonaventure defeating UCLA in the First Four and Buffalo dominating Arizona in the first round.
The Blue Devils (28-7) meet the Orange (23-13), who took out third-seeded Michigan State on Sunday.