On Thursday afternoon at approximately 3:10 EDT on TruTV, sixth-seeded Miami-Fl. will tangle with No. 11 Loyola-Chicago in the second game of the day in Dallas and it should be a good one.
If you have been following ACC basketball all season, you are very familiar with the Miami Hurricanes at this point. What you might be less familiar with is Loyola-Chicago, who is back in the tournament for the first time in 33 years and were the national champions in 1963.
On the surface, a team from the ACC taking on a squad that is literally coming out of nowhere could sound like a mismatch, but those setting the college basketball odds know better and Miami was only a 2.5-point opening line favorite. Do the regular season and Missouri Valley Conference tourney champs really have a chance for the upset? Read and you decide.