Bill Raftery

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College hoops analyst Bill Raftery calls Loyola ‘a talented team’ and says Illinois has ‘a lot of juice.’ Meanwhile, Jim Nantz says ‘it wouldn’t surprise me’ if the Illini win the national title.

Analyst Bill Raftery, who will be part of TBS’ announcing team for Friday’s Loyola-Georgia Tech matchup in the NCAA Tournament, is excited to see the Ramblers back in the Big Dance. “I’m looking forward to seeing Sister Jean,” Raftery said, referring to Loyola’s 101-year-old supporter during a videoconference Monday. “I...