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Loyola gaining attention with its best start since 1965

CHICAGO - Loyola (Chicago) guard Donte Ingram remembers feeling the court vibrating from the roaring students at Florida as he dribbled the ball. Forward Aundre Jackson said he won't forget the deafening crowd.

"Donte was trying to call a call and I couldn't hear him. I could just tell he was screaming," Jackson said.

"It was crazy," Ingram echoed. "I lost my voice."

The Ramblers withstood that wild atmosphere Wednesday night to stage one of the most noteworthy college basketball upsets this season when they toppled the No. 5 Gators. Now the program that has run mostly under-the-radar for decades like so many area college teams is starting to make a little more noise back home in Chicago.

Loyola's basketball team appears to be the hottest in the state - pro or college - and

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