Loyola-Chicago’s hero — their 98-year old chaplain, Sister Jean — got her reward for being the good-luck charm that got the Ramblers to the Final Four.
Think about this:
- The Ramblers beat Miami on a game-winning three with 0.3 seconds left
- They beat Tennessee on a jumper with 3.6 seconds left that bounced off the rim, the backboard and the rim again before going in.
- They needed a three with 7.6 seconds left to help them hold off Nevada in the Sweet 16.
- A senior that never averaged more than 8.3 points and that had a season-high of 14 points against something called Eureka this season went for a career-high 23 points to get the Ramblers to the Final Four.
She earned this piece of the net.