Wildcats fall short of Final Four vs Loyola

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March 25, 2018 - 11:00 PM

NCAA Tourney: KSU

ATLANTA — One of the most magical NCAA Tournament runs in school history came to an end for Kansas State on Saturday at Philips Arena.

Loyola-Chicago beat the Wildcats 78-62 in an Elite Eight battle of underdogs that had both teams dreaming of their first Final Four trip in more than 50 years.

Things seemed to fall perfectly into place for K-State to keep dancing when it improbably knocked off Kentucky two days ago. Very few gave this group a shot in that game. But things were different in this round. A matchup with Loyola-Chicago, a No. 11 seed from the Missouri Valley Conference, was far from intimidating.

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