The mold will feature her maroon and gold scarf and matching sneakers, a black blazer with Loyola's logo, a basketball in her hands and a base marked with the words "Loyola Chicago" and "Sister Jean". The two-time Solano County Athletic Conference MVP and three-time All-State selection averaged just under 20 minutes per game while tallying 4.4 ppg and 3.4 rpg.
The same is true for Kansas State (25-11). After looking shaky in the first two rounds, it felt as if MI couldn't miss from 3 in its blowout win over Texas A&M.
Sister Jean religiously (pun intended) attends all of the Loyola Chicago home games - though she missed nine games this season after she fell off a curb and broke her hip.
In the NCAA tournament, Loyola knocked off No. 6 Miami 64-62, No. 3 Tennessee 63-62 on March 17 and Nevada.
What Sister Jean said: "We knew we would do it and when we were in the locker room ahead of the game and we just knew that we would do this". On Thursday night, even against a weaker-than-normal Kentucky team, not many thought K-State and Weber would scheme their way past a Kentucky team that was looking as good as it had been all year. It's been a region full of upsets, including the top overall seed in the tournament, Virginia, getting eliminated by a No. 16 seed, UMBC, in just their first game.
Although the Wildcats are an underdog in their own right, they will be overshadowed once again by another headline-maker.
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"This is really my first NCAA appearance at a real game", noted Sister Jean, just after the Ramblers beat Nevada on Thursday, "I've watched on television for years before all you guys were born, and I've watched, but never have I attended one before, and I've loved every second". "I think Marques Townes is the best player on the court tonight", said Loyola guard Clayton Custer.
MI derailed Texas A&M 99-72 on Thursday night.
Clemson had scored five straight points to cut KU's lead to 35-27 late in the first half when Elijah Thomas, after a review, was called for a flagrant foul.
Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman hit four shots from beyond the arc, while big man Moritz Wagner struck three times from deep. At least I hope they are.
While it has served as its biggest asset, Florida State's depth could be an issue against MI.
Ben Richardson made three 3s and had 11 points in the half for the Ramblers, who are attempting to advance to their first Final Four since winning the 1963 championship. The Ramblers' defense was also remarkable, holding the No. 6 offense in the country to under 70 points.
That leaves guards Braian Angola, Trent Forrest or P.J. Savoy as the potential giant-killers.
The team is now led by Clayton Custer who averages 13.3 points, 4.2 assists, and 1.5 steals a game. But he only eclipsed double digits twice in seven contests against ranked opposition in the regular season. In a low-scoring, pressure-packed game, the Wildcats get the smallest of edges.