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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers won their first three games of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship by four games. On Saturday, they won their fourth game in the tournament by 16 points.

The Ramblers defeated the Kansas State Wildcats, 78-62, at Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. They were the first team to clinch a Final Four berth.

Sister Jean is seen here watching the first-round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship against the Miami Hurricanes (Getty Images)

Sister Jean is seen here watching the first-round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship against the Miami Hurricanes (Getty Images)

Following their win, as they were cutting down the nets, the team made a special gesture. Not only did the players get a piece of the net that they cut down, they also made sure that Sister Jean, the team’s 98-year-old team chaplain, also had a piece of the net.

This is the Ramblers second Final Four appearance in school history. The last-time they advanced to the Final Four, they won the National Championship in 1963.

Loyola-Chicago will now face the No. 3 Michigan Wolverines next weekend in San Antonio, Texas. America’s Cinderella will hope to keep on dancing in the final weekend of the tournament.

In the 1963 Final Four, Loyola-Chicago defeated the Duke Blue Devils in the first national semi-final 94-75. The Cincinnati Bearcats defeated the Oregon State Beavers in the second national semi-final 80-46.

The Ramblers then defeated the Bearcats 60-58 to win the National Championship.

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