Loyola's Custer Pushes Back On 'Cinderella' Narrative

Jordan DeArmon
March 27, 2018 - 9:13 pm
Clayton Custer

Clayton Custer talks with the media Tuesday as Loyola prepared for their Final Four matchup with Michigan this weekend. (Jordan DeArmon/WBBM Newsradio)


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – History will say Loyola is only the fifth double-digit seed to ever reach the Final Four, and the fourth 11th seed to make the NCAA tournament’s final weekend.

For many, that’s the definition of a Cinderella team.

But not for Loyola’s Clayton Custer, who talked with reporters Tuesday on the Rogers Park campus.

“I just don’t want people to think we’re just now having this fluke run at the end of the year. It’s not like that,” he said. “We’ve been winning games all season long, and we beat really good teams all year long. Missouri Valley’s a hard conference to win, so I don’t want people to think we’re just playing out of our minds right now.

“We’ve been playing like this all year.”

The Ramblers have indeed been hot this season, racking up 32 wins, and they look to make it 33 when they play Michigan this weekend. The national championship game is Monday.