Ever since Loyola Chicago’s first-round win of the NCAA Tournament over Miami, Team Chaplain Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt has arguably become more popular than any of the players on the team.
However, Michigan’s Charles Matthews proved that there are still some people out there who are unfamiliar with Sister Jean.
Loyola Chicago defeated Kansas State, 78-62, on Saturday night to punch its ticket to the Final Four. Shortly after, Michigan did the same, defeating Florida State, 58-54, setting up a Final Four matchup between the two teams. After Michigan’s win, Matthews and a couple other Michigan players spoke to reporters. When they were asked about Sister Jean, Matthews genuinely had no clue who the reporter was talking about.
His reaction is priceless. Watch it below:
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Here’s what Matthews said about Sister Jean:
Michigan’s Charles Matthews: “I don’t know Sister Jean. No disrespect.”
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In fact, Matthews isn’t the only player in Michigan’s locker room with a lack of knowledge on Sister Jean. Moe Wagner and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman know who she is, but both admitted to not knowing a lot about her.
Official transcript of the Michigan players not really knowing who Sister Jean is. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman tried to explain her to Charles Matthews really quickly like a kid called on in class, but Beilein outed him. pic.twitter.com/61KIF4BtCE
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Matthews and the Wolverines will soon find out a lot more about Sister Jean, as the Wolverines will take on the Ramblers on Saturday in the Final Four. Considering the amount of media coverage surrounding Sister Jean — and the fact that it is the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament — it’s safe to say that Michigan’s players will be asked about her again very soon.
Michigan and Loyola Chicago will tip off on Saturday night on TBS. The winner will move on to the national championship game.