For the second straight year, Loyola pulled off a major non-conference upset on its home floor. After defeating Creighton last December, the Ramblers knocked off San Diego State 65-59 on Saturday.
But there were only 2,189 people in attendance (many of them San Diego State fans), and the Loyola student section was only about half full.
Gentile Arena got loud as San Diego State made Loyola’s 10-point lead vanish before the Ramblers came back to get the win, but Ramblers coach Porter Moser thinks the atmosphere should’ve been way better.
“I want to beg the students to come out and see us play,” Moser said. “This is a fun team to watch. The students that were there, you make a different. At the end of the game, that was a fun atmosphere. It could be three times better.”