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Shannon Ryan: 'It hurts': Loyola's bid to return to NCAA Tournament ends with a 53-51 loss to Bradley

ST. LOUIS - Marques Townes and Clayton Custer roamed the court aimlessly after the final buzzer sounded, ignoring everyone and everything while in their own bubbles of disbelief and disappointment.

Each Loyola senior lifted his jersey and wiped his eyes with it.

A season after baptizing legions of new Loyola fans with their dazzling storybook March en route to a historic Final Four run, the Ramblers won't make the NCAA Tournament after their 53-51 loss to Bradley on Saturday

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