Sister Jean and the No. 11 seed Loyola Chicago Ramblers kept up their magic with a 69-68 victory over No. 7 seed Nevada in Thursday evening’s Sweet 16 action.

A couple hours later, the No. 9 Kansas State Wildcats pulled off a bigger upset by taking down the No. 5 Kentucky Wildcats.

Kansas State did that despite looking awful in their win over 16-seed UMBC in the second round, and despite having three players fouling out on Thursday, which forced them to play the final minutes without a guy over 6’4″.

So here we are with a highly, highly improbable Elite Eight matchup: Loyola Chicago vs Kansas State.

In fact, this will mark the first time in NCAA Tournament history that an 11-seed meets a 9-seed in the Elite Eight.

And that of course means we’ll have an 11 or 9-seed in the Final Four. That number could grow to as high as three teams that are at least 9-seeds in the Final Four, with No. 11 Syracuse facing Duke on Friday night, and the No. 9 Florida State Seminoles pulling off an upset over the No. 4 Gonzaga Bulldogs on Thursday.

But this Loyola Chicago-Kansas State Elite Eight matchup perfectly shows how nutty the 2018 NCAA Tournament is. Here are some tweets about that matchup and one of the craziest tournaments we’ve ever seen:

Loyola Chicago and Kansas State will tip off at 6:09 PM ET on Saturday (TBS) for the right to go to the Final Four.

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