Loyola Chicago is back in the tournament just three years after their magical Final Four run. That means their infamous team chaplain, Sister Jean, is back in the national spotlight.
Now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the 101-year-old Sister Jean will be traveling with her beloved Ramblers to Indianapolis for the 2021 NCAA Tournament.
And when filling out her bracket, even she couldn’t help but take a jab at Kentucky.
Sister Jean: "I filled out my bracket. I may change it before I go down there. I don't see Kentucky any place. I see a few new names."— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) March 16, 2021
Yep. Even Sister Jean is taking the opportunity to kick Kentucky while they’re down, who after an embarrassing 9-16 season and first-round exit in the SEC Tournament, will not be in Indianapolis later this week.
Jokes aside, Sister Jean has plenty to be excited about. Her Ramblers enter the tournament as Missouri Valley Conference regular season and conference tournament champions. They’re also ranked No. 17 in the final AP Top 25 Poll heading into the Big Dance.
However, they have their work cut out for them, as they’re a No. 8 seed and will face off with the red-hot ACC Tournament Champion Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the Round of 64 Friday. If they are to advance, they’ll likely face top-seeded Illinois in the Round of 32.
It’s all in good fun.