Sister Jean’s magic has run out. Loyola Chicago’s run in the Big Dance came to an end Saturday afternoon at the hands of a more formidable Cinderella: the Oregon State Beavers.
Oregon State, which was picked to finished last in the Pac-12’s preseason poll, is moving on to the Elite Eight. The No. 12-seed Beavers knocked off the eight-seed Ramblers 65-58 on Saturday.
That means we won’t be seeing the iconic Sister Jean anymore during this year’s Big Dance. Sister Jean has become a 2021 NCAA Tournament icon. She’s probably Loyola’s most die-hard fan at this point.
While some will miss her, former Oregon State football star JacQuizz Rodgers won’t. He had a hilarious joke about Sister Jean following the Beavers’ upset win on Saturday.
“We mean no harm..We just making sure Sister Jean gets to church in the morning: #GoBeavs,” Rodgers joked on Twitter.
Take a look. This is hilarious.
— JacQuizz Rodgers (@Qui22Rodgers) March 27, 2021
We’ll miss you, Sister Jean. We can’t wait until you make another appearance at next year’s Big Dance.
Oregon State, meanwhile, is on a remarkable run. The Beavers weren’t even in the mix for an at-large bid in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, but they went on to steamroll through UCLA, Oregon and Colorado to win the Pac-12 Tournament championship.
Oregon State has since gone on to take down five-seed Tennessee, four-seed Oklahoma State and now eight-seed Loyola Chicago. The Beavs will play the winner of Houston-Syracuse in the Elite Eight.