Jalen Rose’s 100-year-old grandmother sent a message to Sister Jean earlier in the week. Rose’s grandmother, Mary Belle Hicks, told the star of the 2018 NCAA Tournament that Loyola-Chicago’s run will come to an end Saturday against Michigan in the Final Four.
Sister Jean, 98, punched back Friday during her press conference in San Antonio.
Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt, the team chaplain of 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago, told reporters that she saw the comment from Hicks. Sister Jean joked that Hicks is “out to get her” and that she might need boxing gloves if she runs into Hicks this weekend at the Final Four.
Sister Jeans responds to Jalen Rose’s grandmother at Final Four
Sister Jean said she saw Jalen Rose’s grandma and her comments on Facebook. “Someone said maybe you need a pair of boxing gloves. We will see what happens.”
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) March 30, 2018
Sister Jean said she saw Jalen Rose's grandmother "is out to get me" on Facebook. Hopes she can meet with her in San Antonio, but said they may need boxing gloves.
— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) March 30, 2018
Here’s the original message from Hicks, which Rose posted to his Instagram account after the Final Four matchup was set.
Michigan and Loyola-Chicago will be duking it out at the Alamodome on Saturday evening at 6:09 p.m. ET with a spot in the National Championship Game on the line.