The Newest: Sister Jean’s pregame prayer evokes Ramblers

Sister Jean Delores Schmidt gave an inspirational pregame prayer to her Loyola Chicago group earlier than the eighth-seeded Ramblers met top-seeded Illinois within the second spherical

The Newest on the second spherical of the NCAA Event (all instances Jap):

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12:35 p.m.

Sister Jean Delores Schmidt gave an inspirational pregame prayer to her Loyola Chicago group earlier than the eighth-seeded Ramblers met top-seeded Illinois in Sunday’s second spherical.

Sister Jean stated, “As we play the Preventing Illini, we ask for particular assist to beat this group and get a fantastic win. We hope to attain early and make our opponents nervous. We now have a fantastic alternative to transform rebounds as this group makes about 50% of layups and 30% of its 3 factors. Our protection can maintain that.”

Simply previous the halfway level of the primary half, that prayer was being answered. Loyola was up 19-9 within the Midwest Area sport.

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12:15 p.m.

The NCAA Event’s spherical of 32 is underway with 9 double-digit seeds nonetheless alive.

In line with NCAA spokesman David Worlock, that matches the second-highest complete of double-digit seeds ever to achieve the spherical of 32.

Ten double-digit seeds superior that far in 2016. There additionally had been 9 double-digit seeds within the spherical of 32 in 2001 and 2012.

The double-digit seeds nonetheless round embrace Maryland (No. 10 East), Rutgers (No. 10, Midwest), Syracuse (No. 11, Midwest), UCLA (No. 11, East), Oregon State (No. 12, Midwest), North Texas (No. 13, South), Ohio (No. 13, West), Abilene Christian (No. 14, East) and Oral Roberts (No. 15 South).

UCLA and Abilene Christian face off Monday, assuring that at the least one double-digit seed will attain the Candy 16.

That is the primary time 4 groups seeded thirteenth or worse made it to the second spherical.

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