Loyola’s basketball team return for campus rally ahead of Final Four

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Loyola’s Ben Richardson cuts down the net after his team defeated Kansas State on Saturday to earn a trip to the Final Four. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

They returned to a hero’s welcome today.

The Loyola University Chicago men’s basketball team arrived back on their North Side campus around 2:15 p.m. Sunday for a rally in the Gentile Arena.

Sister Jean, the 98-year-old nun and team chaplain, was also greeted warmly at the rally.

The team was in Atlanta Saturday where they secured a trip to the Final Four with a win over Kansas State.

The team will take on Michigan at the Alamodome next Saturday.

It will be Loyola’s first time playing in the Final Four in 55 years.

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