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Journey to the Final Four: Sister Jean, Loyola Chicago’s Cinderella run and more

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 24:  The Loyola Ramblers celebrate after defeating the Kansas State Wildcats during the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at Philips Arena on March 24, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Loyola defeated Kansas State 78-62 to advance to the Final Four.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Loyola Ramblers celebrate after defeating the Kansas State Wildcats during the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at Philips Arena on March 24, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Loyola defeated Kansas State 78-62 to advance to the Final Four.

There's plenty of the expected with Villanova, Kansas and Michigan making it to the Final Four leg of the NCAA college basketball tournament, but where did Loyola-Chicago come from?

There's plenty of the expected with 1-seed Villanova making it to the Final Four leg of the NCAA college basketball tournament.

The other 1-seed, Kansas, is also not a surprise, and plenty figured No. 3 seed Michigan had a good shot to get to the Final Four.

But Loyola-Chicago? Consider the 11th-seeded Ramblers the representative for all the low seeds - UMBC, Marshall and Buffalo, to name a few - that pulled off the big stunners in an upset-filled and memorable March.

And yes, the Ramblers do have a national championship, won way back in 1963 during the Kennedy administration. And this time around, the team also has as its chaplain Sister Jean, who not only prays for the Loyola-Chicago basketball team  before every game, but also complies scouting reports.

AirTalk checks in on the NCAA tournament.

With files from the Associated Press.

Guests:

Kerry Miller, national college basketball and college football writer for Bleacher Report who’s been covering March Madness; he tweets

Steve Rosenbloom, sports columnist with the Chicago Tribune

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