Loyola-Chicago’s Sister Jean Has A Message For Candace Parker After Upsetting Tennessee

Bryan Brandom
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Sister Jean, the 98-year-old nun who serves as chaplain of the No. 11 Loyola-Chicago men’s basketball squad, had a message for the Ramblers’ second-round opponents following their upset of No. 6 Miami in Round 1 of the NCAA tournament: “I told somebody, ‘Watch out, Tennessee.’ Here come the Ramblers.”

The No. 3 Volunteers apparently didn’t heed her advice.

Two days after Donte Ingram drilled a deep heave for an upset victory, Clayton Custer rattled home a pull-up jumper with 3.6 seconds left to give the Ramblers a 63-62 lead that’d hold up through a relatively clean Vols look on the other end.

One person not too stoked about Loyola-Chicago’s second upset of the tournament: Candace Parker, who in 2007 and 2008 led the Lady Vols to consecutive titles.

With Parker’s Vols no longer dancing, Sister Jean invited the two-time WNBA MVP to hop on the Ramblers bandwagon after reporter Rosalyn Gold-Onwude asked if the nun would accept Parker’s apology for rooting against her.

The short-lived rivalry led Gold-Onwude to tweet this, possibly the greatest Photoshop in the history of Photoshop.