Loyola-Chicago team chaplain Sister Jean has become a rock star during the 2018 NCAA Tournament. The 98-year-old has been a prominent site during the Ramblers’ Cinderella run, but now another elderly woman is ready to make her mark.
Enter Jalen Rose’s 100-year-old grandma, Mary Belle Hicks.
The former Michigan star took to social media to upload a video of his grandmother delivering a message to Sister Jean ahead of this weekend’s Final Four matchup between the Wolverines and Loyola-Chicago.
“Sister Jean,” she said, “it’s been a good ride. But it’s over Saturday. Go Blue!”
Those are some fighting words!
You can watch the message below:
Michigan reached the Final Four by earning wins over Montana, Houston, Texas A&M and Florida State in the West Regional. Loyola-Chicago, meanwhile, took down Miami, Tennessee, Nevada, and Kansas State in the South Regional.
Tip-off between Michigan and Loyola-Chicago is set for Saturday at 6:09 p.m. ET on TBS. The winner will face either Kansas or Villanova in the national championship game.