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Jackson, Ramblers advance to Sweet Sixteen

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers’ magical season continues, as they have advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. The No. 11 seeded Ramblers defeated the No. 3 Tennessee Volunteers, 63-62, on Saturday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

The Ramblers improved to 30-5 on the season. This is their best season since 1968 when they won the National Championship.

Loyola-Chicago guard Aundre Jackson shoots a free throw during a Missouri Valley Conference Basketball Tournament game between Loyola Ramblers and Illinois State Redbirds
Aundre Jackson shoots a free throw during a Missouri Valley Conference Basketball Tournament game between Loyola Ramblers and Illinois State Redbirds (Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Loyola-Chicago has to wait until Sunday to see who they will face in the tournament next week. It’ll either be the No. 7 seed Nevada Wolf Pack or the No. 2 Cincinnati Bearcats.

The game will tip off at 6:10 pm on TNT.

The Volunteers ended their season with a 26-9 record.

Tennessee has a 62-61 lead with 6.1 seconds left with the Ramblers in possession of the ball. Clayton Custer took a 15-foot jumper and it bounced around on the rim before going in.

The Volunteers hurried the ball up the court, before missing a three-point basket at the buzzer.

Aundre Jackson led the Ramblers with 16 points. He also had four rebounds, one assist, and one steal.

Jackson was one of two players from Loyola-Chicago, who scored in double-figures. Custer also scored 10 points.

The Ramblers had 26 bench points. Jackson, as previously mentioned, had 16 points, all off the bench.

Admiral Schofield led the Volunteers with 14 points. He also had two rebounds and one steal.

Schofield was one of four Tennessee players, who scored in double-figures. Jordan Bone had 13 points, Grant Williams added 12 points, and Lamonte Turner scored 10 points.

The Volunteers had 15 bench points. Turner led the bench with 10 points.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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