Ben Richardson was nearly perfect in Loyola’s drubbing of the Wildcats, as he hit 7 of 10 shots — including 6 of 7 from deep — for a game-high 23 points with six rebounds and four assists.
Charles Matthews was terrific for the Wolverines in Saturday’s win, recording a game-high 17 points while adding a team-high eight rebounds.
Every win from here on out is a program record for Loyola, as the 32-win Ramblers are well past their 29-2 pace from 1962-63.
This is Michigan’s eighth Final Four trip, but just its second since the two trips vacated by the Fab Five.
These teams played three times between 1953 and 1969, with Michigan winning twice.
I suffer from a complex stew of mental health conditions, Rypien told KHQ-TV. Dark places, depression, anxiety, addictions, poor choices, poor decisions, brought about from dozens of concussions and thousands of subconcussive injuries from playing this sport.
Rypien told the outlets, in separate interviews, that he was speaking out after the January suicide of Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski and the death earlier this month of Coeur d’Alene (Idaho) High School principal Troy Schueller from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Rypien played collegiately at Washington State.
Let’s address this now, Rypien told the Spokesman-Review. Let me share my story so others can share theirs. Let’s get rid of this silence that happens when you’re caught up in this cycle and you don’t know how to find the help I’ve been afforded.