For some teams, a win in the NCAA tournament would be a significant achievement. For the elite contenders, anything short of a Final Four run would be a disappointment.
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Sister Jean is celebrating her 99th birthday months after gaining national attention as chaplain of the Loyola-Chicago basketball team that reached the NCAA Final Four.
- Loyola celebrity nun Sister Jean turns 99
- Final fortune: Loyola donations up 660 percent
- Rematch of Loyola-Nevada thriller set for Nov.
- Loyola's Moser rewarded with long-term deal
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Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt was waiting at the hallway door to give Loyola-Chicago's players a hug and consoling words after their loss to Michigan on Saturday.
The Ramblers ran out of steam in the second half against Michigan, and their remarkable run came to an end. They leave San Antonio as one of the NCAA tournament's most unlikely success stories.
Moe Wagner, Charles Matthews and Michigan erased a 10-point second-half deficit and the Wolverines ended Loyola-Chicago's storybook NCAA tournament run with a 69-57 victory Saturday night in the Final Four.
Loyola-Chicago and Sister Jean's Cinderella run ended at the Final Four thanks in part to a largely unstoppable night from Michigan's go-to star.
Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer
Loyola-Chicago players in tears as they head to the locker room.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Not the result they wanted at Gentile Arena as Loyola's incredible season comes to an end.
Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer
Loyola-Chicago became the fourth 11-seed to secure a spot in the Final Four with its run to San Antonio. Few picked the Ramblers to reach this stage, but six minutes into the second half of their matchup against Michigan, they had a double-digit lead. And then the dream died after a memorable ride. The Ramblers gave us a famous nun (Sister Jean), buzzer-beaters, clutch shots, surprising wins and the best storyline of the entire NCAA tournament. They put on a performance we'll never forget.