Loyola Chicago. He’s been average. Needed 3 buzzer beaters in 2018 to go to the Final 4. Needed the game of Loyola’s life to beat Illinois. His offense scored 16 points in a half in a Sweet 16 game. Don’t see anyone with half a brain hiring him.
The difference between today's game and the game against Illinois for Loyola? Fewer jumpers fell.....
....okay that's a major oversimplification. Oregon State actually had a more effective defensive scheme but it's hard not to chalk the results of this tourney up to complete randomness.
No offense to you personally, but I just think this is a tired take. This entire tournament is full “we lost to the team that lost to X”. Everyone feels like that at some point. Yeah, we lost. It sucked, no question. But as far as I’m concerned, we are no longer relevant in this whole narrative. It puts the bitter taste of that game in the past. Inserting ourselves into this game just seems silly.Yep. Another embarrassment for Illinois. Losing badly to a team that lost to Oregon State. Bummer.
I think this just underscores how random the tournament has gotten over the past 10ish years.
The way I look at it - we will not have to hear about how Loyola beat us any more during this tourney. I they had survived, we'd continue to hear "And beat the #1 Seed Illinois" time and time again over the next week. Still hurts, but hope it rests.Yep. Another embarrassment for Illinois. Losing badly to a team that lost to Oregon State. Bummer.