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No. 20 Loyola, Drake meet for MVC title

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Whether it wins or loses in Sunday's championship game of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, No. 20 Loyola Chicago has the resume and metrics to get a bid to the NCAA Tournament.

On the other hand, Drake's candidacy, which in normal circumstances wouldn't even be a question after it improved to 25-3 with a 71-69 win in Saturday's second semifinal against Missouri State, could hinge on the result.

Depending on which bracketologist one believes, the second-seeded Bulldogs are either safely in or squarely on the bubble. That they literally can't put their best foot forward might make the difference.

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