18.03.26 Final Four

March 26, 2018
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Final Four: San Antonio

11 Loyola-Chicago vs #3 Michigan

1 Kansas vs #1 Villanova

Oddsmakers like Villanova to win nat’l college championship, underdog Loyola-Chicago given 4% chance (but has a special blessing!)

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PHRASE TO KNOW:
“Blue Blood Team”

Descendants of royal nobility (a.k.a. teams that have won for years).

Three Blue Bloods (Kansas, Villanova & Michigan) and a Cinderella (Loyola-Chicago) face off in a Final Four no one predicted.

ok, ok… So Who Should I cheer For?

11 LOYOLA-CHICAGO

Ramblers

  • Tournament Appearances: 5
  • Final Fours:A 2
  • Championships: 1 (1963)
  • Just the fourth No. 11 seed to reach the Final Four.
  • Breakout star? 98-year-old team chaplain Sister Jean has been the motivation for this underdog team.

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3 MICHIGAN

Wolverines

  • Tournament Appearances: 27
  • Final Fours:A 8
  • Championships: 1 (1989)
  • Won 13 straight and a school-record 32 games this season.
  • Fun fact: Despite the mascot,A there are no wild wolverines in Michigan.

1 VILLANOVA

Wildcats

  • Tournament Appearances: 37
  • Final Fours:A 6
  • Championships: 2 (1985, 2016)
  • 2nd Final Four in last 3 seasons
  • 5 of the team’s top 6 players were a part of the 2016 national championship squad.

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1 KANSAS

Jayhawks

  • Tournament Appearances: 46
  • Final Fours: 15
  • Championships: 3 (1952, 1988, 2008)
  • 1st Final Four since 2012.
  • School chant “Rock chalk”A started as a science club cheer in 1886.

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Play starts March 31st in San Antonio at Alamodome. No matter who is victorious all four teams will walk a way winner$. Find out how — click here.

by Jenna Lee,

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