Loyola (Chicago) back in the NCAAs with win in MVC finals

Loyola (Chicago) did what it does best, playing tough defense and hitting 3-pointers as they beat Drake 75-65 in the championship game of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament at Enterprise Center on Sunday. The win sends the 20th-ranked Ramblers (24-4) to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in four seasons and the seventh time in school history. Drake (25-4) is in the running for an at-large berth, and while its chances look good, they won’t know for sure until the tournament field is announced next Sunday. The on-court celebration was muted compared to other seasons. At the final buz…

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