Today, the Michigan Wolverines, the Villanova Wildcats, the Kansas Jayhawks, and the Loyola Chicago Sister Jeans will take the big stage in San Antonio to fight for a chance to be in the 2018 NCAA Championship game. The Final Four is here, and it is a doozy.
On one side of the bracket, you have Villanova, who, outside of the long ago ousted Virginia Cavaliers, were the best team over the course of the entire season by a long shot. Just ask the Gonzaga Bulldogs, our Sweet 16 appearing Gonzaga Bulldogs. They surgically dismantled us by 16, although the score felt more massive, back in December. The Jayhawks are playing the ball they need to in March for the first time since the 2011-12 season, but are facing a Nova squad that by all accounts is just better.
On the other side of the bracket, you have utter chaos. The Loyola Chicago Ramblers haven’t been in the NCAA Tournament since 1985, and yet, here they are. Theoretically, it’ll be an uphill battle against Michigan, but the Ramblers have had uphill battles all the way, and each time triumphed by just barely enough. Let’s see if the magic is still flowing.
3:09 pm PT: No. 3 Michigan vs. No. 11 Loyola Chicago, TBS
5:49 pm PT: No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 1 Kansas, TBS