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2018 Schedule
25-12, 4th in Big 12
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NBA draft departures shake up Way-Too-Early Top 25

The deadline for early entrants to declare for the NBA draft has passed, so it's time to re-evaluate the early top 25 for 2018-19. With so many players testing the waters yet not signing with an agent, it's more art than science.

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Hoops royalty leads Way-Too-Early Top 25

Villanova reigns as national champion. How does the field stack up for next season? Here's your first look at the best of the best for next season.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Villanova has been so good from 3 all season long, why would the Final Four semifinal against Kansas be any different? The Wildcats have been effective from 3 not only because they have great shooters -- their ball movement is nearly flawless.

Loyola's Townes: 'Once we got here, we knew we belonged' (1:20)
Sister Jean: 'Be careful, San Antonio, the Ramblers are on their way' (3:41)

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Porter Moser celebrating with his family.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Sister. Jean.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas State is threatening to make this a game, but Loyola's ability to shoot the three is making the comeback difficult.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Loyola-Chicago is real. This is no fluke. Has never been a fluke. This a great defensive team that can torch opponents inside or outside on offense. They're deep. They play together. No egos. The Ramblers are real. This is special.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Watching the Loyola and Kansas State game. It continues to reinforce that you don't need to be a top 💯 recruit to be successful. Go where you are wanted and needed. Develop the talent that you have. Trust the process a little more. ‬Recruiting is about fit not level.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Cameron Krutwig shows so much touch with the basketball -- passing and shooting. The big fella is a big-time weapon for Loyola-Chicago.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

The speed of these Loyola-Chicago guards is the difference. Has been that way throughout the tournament. They force help because they're blazing past K-State defenders. Just shakes everything up. Hard to stay in front of the Ramblers.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Loyola-Chicago is an aggressive defensive team that does a great job of pressuring players on the perimeter when they don't have the ball. Ramblers making sure Xavier Sneed and Barry Brown Jr. will be forced to take deep, contested shots whenever they get a touch. They're doing great work away from the ball.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Loyola-Chicago is as good a passing team as there is in the tournament. The way they move the ball around and find open shots is giving Kansas State's defense trouble early.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Sister Jean and Loyola-Chicago huddle for the pre-game prayer in Atlanta. The 11-seed Ramblers are set to face the 9-seed Kansas State Wildcats with a trip to the Final Four on the line.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Loyola-Chicago coach Porter Moser: "We have a group that really believes. They're finding ways to win. And things happen this time of year."

Team Stats

Points Per Game71.1248th
Rebounds Per Game30.7340th
Assists Per Game13.8165th
Points Allowed67.046th

Tournament History

Final Fours4
Tournament Record34-33
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances29