INDIANAPOLIS (CBS) — As Loyola was getting set for their opening round game in the NCAA Tournament, they found out their opponent Georgia Tech would be without ACC Player of the Year Moses Wright due to COVID-related issues.
The Ramblers are back in the NCAA Tourney for the first time since going to the Final Four in 2018.READ MORE: As Jury Deliberates In R. Kelly Sex Trafficking Case, What Impact Will Verdict Have On His Future Trials In Chicago?
And just like in 2018, this team is in no way celebrating just making the big dance.READ MORE: Cook County Circuit Court Website Back Online, After Weeks-Long Outage Caused By Breach
“The mentality is we’re just not happy to be here. I said that a lot the first time around in 2018 – we want to compete. We want to win. We want to advance, you know, enjoy the moment – don’t make the moment so big, it can’t perform,” said Loyola Head Coach Porter Moser. “When it was time to lock in, we were locked in.”MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Cold Front Passes Soon
Loyola tips off against Georgia Tech at 3 p.m. Friday on TBS.