With a Final 4 spot up for grabs, Loyola-Chicago will look to complete their cinderella run with a win over 9-seed Kansas State, who went on an unexpected run of their own to reach the Elite 8.
Loyola, who took down Eric Musselman and Nevada in the Sweet 16., have a secret weapon of their own in Sister Jean. Ironically enough, Jean actually picked Loyola-Chicago to lose in the Sweet 16, but was happy to be wrong in this case.
Before their primetime matchup, Sister Jean took some time to say a prayer with the team, and wish them the best of luck.
One more Amen from Sister Jean before the Elite Eight. pic.twitter.com/otmaRTcFTb— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) March 24, 2018
For most schools, that doesn't serve as a motivating factor, but Loyola-Chicago has thrived with Sister Jean's scouting reports all year long, and there's no doubt she dug up something special on K-State.
Regardless of the result, Jean and the Ramblers stole out heart this March.
Bud Light sends the "King" to a Loyola-Chicago bar yesterday to deliver a personal "Dilly Dilly" pic.twitter.com/7h9vuoZWt3— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 24, 2018
We wish them the best in the next step of their journey.