Loyola-Chicago lost to Bradley in the Missouri Valley Conference semifinal on Saturday.

By Jenna West
March 09, 2019

Loyola-Chicago won't have a chance to repeat their improbable Cinderella run in March Madness this year after falling 53–51 to Bradley in the Missouri Valley Conference semifinal on Saturday.

Bradley guard Nate Kennell's three-pointer sealed Loyola-Chicago's fate with 1:21 left on the clock. Ramblers guard Marques Townes answered seconds later with a jumper to bring his team within two points but the Braves still managed to sneak by with the win.

With Saturday's loss knocking them out of their conference championship, the Ramblers will head to the NIT tournament instead of the Big Dance.

Last year, Loyola-Chicago went on an incredible 14-game winning streak to reach the Final Four before being beaten by Michigan. The Ramblers and their 99-year-old team chaplain, Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt, captured America's heart along the way.

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