One of the best stories of the NCAA Tournament has been the rise of Loyola’s chaplain, the 98-year old Sister Jean. On Sunday, a new senior citizen entered the fray – 100-year old Mary Belle Hicks, the grandmother of Jalen Rose (who, of course, went to Michigan).
In an Instagram video posted by Rose, Hicks called out Sister Jean and Loyola, predicting a win for the Wolverines in their Final Four matchup on Saturday.
Dueling senior citizens as a Final Four subplot – who would have ever expected that?
Ideally, Hicks and Sister Jean will come together on Saturday, break some bread, and cheer for their respective schools on Saturday and, for one of them, on Monday as well. It’s cool to see a couple of senior citizens having some fun in an unexpected spotlight, and hopefully, Villanova and Kansas will have some elderly fans step up in the coming days.