In No. 11 Loyola-Chicago's big win over over No. 6 Miami on Thursday, there was one fan who didn't have any doubt: the team's 98-year-old chaplain, Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt.
The Ramblers beat the Hurricanes 64–62 with a buzzer beater, and Sister Jean was very happy.
In an interview after the game, Sister Jean thanked God and talked about the team's pregame prayer.
“Thank God you did it because we knew we would do it," she said. "And when we were in the locker room ahead of the game, we just knew that we would do this. Our team is so great, and they don’t care who makes the points, as long as we win the game. And I said, ‘We’re gonna get the big W up there,’ and we did.”
And now she's a national one, even earning a shoutout from former President Barack Obama.
Loyola next faces No. 3 Tennessee in the second round.