Loyola’s Sister Jean Riffs on NCAA vs. NBA and More in Epic Press Conference

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 24: Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt celebrates with the Loyola Ramblers after defeating the Kansas State Wildcats during the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at Philips Arena on March 24, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Loyola defeated Kansas State 78-62. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Loyola of Chicago team chaplain Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt addressed several topics in a press conference Friday before the Ramblers’ Final Four clash with Michigan on Saturday.

The 98-year-old expressed her belief that God is a basketball fan, but more so college than the NBA, according to Nancy Armour of USA Today:

She then explained the rationale behind her opinion, per Tom Martin of KCTV5:

Sister Jean also addressed the comments by Jalen Rose’s 100-year-old grandmother, Mary Belle Hicks, that the No. 3 Wolverines would beat the No. 11 Ramblers.

According to Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic, Sister Jean said: “Someone said maybe you need a pair of boxing gloves. We will see what happens.”

Rose, who played collegiately at Michigan, posted the following video on Instagram of his grandma’s bold prediction:

If Loyola-Chicago can pull off another upset, it will be the first No. 11 seed to ever reach the national championship game in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.