Loyola-Chicago’s improbable ride ends in heartbreak at the Final Four

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — When the magic ended Saturday for Loyola-Chicago, the young men who had been draped in glory throughout the most unforgettable month of their lives retreated to the locker room to collect themselves. Senior Ben Richardson — red-eyed and sniffling — leaned on head coach Porter Moser, who put his hand on Richardson’s shoulder.

At the moment, it was all too soon. Too soon to ponder how a Michigan team the Ramblers led by double-digits early in the second half managed to mount a furious rally to seal a 69-57 win. Too soon to consider what’s next for this collection of underdogs. Too soon to look back and remember how this wonderful journey unfolded.

This bunch could only feel destiny’s punch in its gut, a first for the Ramblers in a fortuitous postseason.

Loyola-Chicago is the fourth 11-seed in NCAA tournament history to reach the Final Four, but the Ramblers stopped short of

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