“I definitely felt we were misunderstood,” said Sister Jean, wearing little maroon-and-gold balloons in her letterman’s jacket that lifted her wrist half-upward from her wrist. “Sometimes when the committee decides, sometimes it’s the heart, sometimes it’s the head, sometimes it’s the number, sometimes – I hate to say the last word – this politics is.”
Good sister, who is now 101 years old and has been fully vaccinated, is shown disinterested like the players. She reached an agreement with the university last week in which she traveled to Indianapolis, drawing a biblical parable of an old woman in Luke’s Gospel, petitioning a judge to grant her wishes until she Finally don’t say, “Let him do what he wants”
Sister Jean played her role as pastor, addressing the team on Sunday morning as she always does beforehand. This year, however, it has been done by videoconferencing. His message included a scouting report – that the Illini make half their shots near the rim and a third of them from the 3-point line. All those rebellions will be an opportunity, so grab them.
Was his scouting reports always so present?
“Not always,” he admitted. “But I study the box score. I asked them to look at number 1, number 11 and number 21. “
He said: “Coolie and I are always on the same page without interacting with each other, and he has no objection if I say so.”
Moser, whose team entered the tournament with the top-rated defense in the country, created a master game plan and its players brought it closer to perfection. The Illini had two stars on their target: dynamic guard Ayo Dosumu and speedy center Kofi Cockburn, a first-team All-American, another a second-team pick. (Number 11 and number 21 in Sister Jean’s book.)