Eight-year-old daughter of Nevada coach to interview Sister Jean ahead of Sweet 16

By Jesse Reed

Nevada and Chicago-Loyola are both very big stories heading into the Sweet 16, but they also both feature some non-basketball characters — Sister Jean and Mariah Musselman — that have become the stars of the NCAA Tournament.

For Loyola, Sister Jean has become an overnight, international sensation — nobody was talked about more on Twitter than this 98-year-old nun and team chaplain. Mariah Musselman, the eight-year-old daughter of Nevada head coach Eric Musselman, has been charming the heck out of folks for her interviewing skills.

The two superstars will come together for a special pre-game interview on CBS Thursday ahead of the Sweet 16 game between the two schools.

According to¬†Siobhan McAndrew and¬†Chris Murray of the Reno Gazette-Journal, Mariah will start by asking Sister Jean, “”Why do you like being a nun?”

It should be fantastic, but we’re betting Mariah will be dealing with a case of the butterflies.

“I get very emotional during the games. It’s really hard for me to watch,” She said. “Sometimes I don’t even watch, but I put my wolf up because the wolf is lucky,” she said demonstrating the hand symbol with her pointer finger and pinky pointing up.”Every time I put the wolf up they’ve made¬†it.”

Tune in Thursday ahead of the 7:07 p.m. ET tip-off to see Mariah interview Sister Jean, right before the Wolf Pack will take on Loyola in Atlanta for the first of eight Sweet 16 games.