Clayton Custer is one of the breakout stars of this NCAA Tournament. The Loyola-Chicago guard was extremely pumped after he and the Ramblers knocked off Nevada to advance to the Elite Eight.
Custer scored 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field. He was second on the team in scoring, and got to the rim at will against the Wolf Pack defense.
He and the Ramblers pack-line defense held Nevada, one of the best offenses in the country, to 68 points. Nevada sparked a comeback in the late second half to tie the game at one point, but it was effectively shut down for almost half the game.
After the game, Clayton Custer gave an interview to CBS's Lisa Byington.
Clearly caught in the moment, he gave the sideline reporter a hug before she started asking questions. It was a bit of an awkward moment.
The NCAA posted the full interview. At the end, she tells Custer to "go hug someone who means something," and he apologized.
Obviously, he didn't mean anything inappropriate, these things happen in emotional moments, and he just finished winning the biggest game of his basketball career.
He and the Ramblers did plenty of that. Right after the game, there was a line to hug the now-famous Sister Jean.
It is nice that the Ramblers players didn't hold her bracket against her. She only had the team advancing to the Sweet 16.
Well now Loyola-Chicago is Elite Eight bound. The winner of No. 5 Kentucky vs. No. 9 Kansas State awaits on Saturday.
Loyola-Chicago might be an underdog again in that match-up, especially if John Calipari's team wins the upcoming game in Atlanta. With the way they play defense, the Ramblers can play with anyone right now though.