Loyola Chicago center Cameron Krutwig comes under pressure from Steven Verplancken Jr. (22) and Kyler Filewich of southern Illinois during the second half of NCAA college basketball. game Saturday February 27, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Shafkat Anowar)
Until the very end, the Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball regular season was up for grabs.
Seeding the seed for the third time in the past four seasons, Loyola survived a visit from Southern Illinois University Carbondale 65-58 in overtime on Saturday night to give the Ramblers their 14th win of their last 15. games. The Ramblers (21-4 overall and 16-2 in MVC) also set an academic record for MVC wins.
The 2017-18 Ramblers won 15 championships games and went on to reach the NCAA Final Four this season.
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