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Column: Cinderella, no more. Loyola a real threat to win it all

INDIANAPOLIS — The cute little story of the Cinderella team and its good-luck charm officially is history. It was fun while it lasted. Sure, the Loyola Ramblers are back in the Sweet 16, Cameron Krutwig and Lucas Williamson have returned to the spotlight and Sister Jean once again is multitasking with prayers and scouting reports for the boys. But that’s where the similarities end. After ...

INDIANAPOLIS — The cute little story of the Cinderella team and its good-luck charm officially is history.

It was fun while it lasted.

Sure, the Loyola Ramblers are back in the Sweet 16, Cameron Krutwig and Lucas Williamson have returned to the spotlight and Sister Jean once again is multitasking with prayers and scouting reports for the boys.

But that’s where the similarities end.

After Sunday’s convincing 71-58 win over top-seeded Illinois in a second-round NCAA Tournament game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, there’s no looking back.

Forget the fairy-tale run of 2018.

This team is the real deal.

As March Madness lives up to its name in the Indiana bubble, where upsets are the norm and the blue bloods are missing in action, no one can seriously doubt Loyola’s chances

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