Ramblers, Illini Speak After Loyola's Upset NCAA Tournament Victory

Loyola beat Illinois 71-58 on Sunday.

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CAMERON KRUTWIG: If you want to be the best, you got to beat the best. And, you know, they're a really, really good team. And we came out, and we just executed and played our game, and kind of controlled the game from the start. And we just stuck to the game plan, really. There was-- no one was doing anything, you know, out of their body, out of their mind, you know? We just stuck to the game plan.

You know, that Final Four run and everything will hold will hold a special place in my heart, obviously. But this one feels specialer and sweeter in the moment because I'm-- because I'm here. Because I'm in the present right now. But, you know, when I look back on it, you know, they'll all be great memories. And celebrating on the floor with the team out there, you can't beat that. So I'm excited. But, like we said last round, we got more work to do.

AYO DOSUNMU: At the end of the day, I'm disappointed in myself. I'm disappointed in the way I played. I don't think I played, you know, I don't think to my standards. I don't think I played nowhere near how I wanted to play to help my team win. And I understand that, you know? Life comes with diversity. It's not what you do when it happens, it's what you do after it happens.

So I try to tell them. You know, I told my team, keep your heads high. Heads high, you know? We didn't win. We wanted to win this game. You know, we didn't get it done. But at the end of the day, you got to take your medicine, you know? That's what I'm doing now. I'm taking my medicine.

PORTER MOSER: To see the excitement-- I was told this a lot when I took the job 10 years ago. And they said, it's a pro town. It's a pro town. And I said, I'm from here. I said, it's a sports town. It's a sports town. They love their sports. And watching the passionate fan base with Illinois and what they've done all year, it's great to see the programs here get excited about it.

And to see Chicago get behind our team. You know, they've embraced us for years now. And it means a lot. We wanted to be relevant. We want to be-- you want to have the excitement. And basketball is very rich traditions in Chicago, in the state of Illinois. And I thought, today, you saw two ranked teams go at it. And-- but it means a lot for Loyola, where we were to where we are now. And we're not done.