Yes, Loyola can upset Ohio State. I know it’s incredibly difficult, but it’s not impossible. All you have to do is remember back 15 years ago, when another Baltimore team did the unthinkable. Coppin State, a 15 seed, went to Pittsburgh in 1997, and knocked off the 2nd seed South Carolina, and then nearly beat Texas to go to the Sweet 16. I remember it vividly because I covered Coppin in Pittsburgh. My first assignment was following the Terps for Fox 45. That was the year when Maryland was upset in Memphis by College of Charleston. After the loss, I went to Pittsburgh to cover Fang’s gang. They pulled off one of the great upsets ever in the NCAA’s–only 4 15’s have ever upset a 2. Jimmy Patsos can give his players some history so they can believe they can upset Ohio State.


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