Illini championship dreams come crashing down in 71-58 loss to Loyola

By Larry Smith/IlliniGuys.com

We know this:  Illinois isn't the first #1 seed ever to be upset in NCAA tournament play and they won't be the last.

All-American Cameron Krutwig had 19 points and 12 rebounds and Loyola took an early lead and never trailed as the 8th seeded Ramblers upset #1 seed Illinois in the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament, 71-58.  It was a season-low point total for the Illini, who lost for just the second time in the past two months and failed to reach the 2nd weekend of the tournament . . .

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