updated 03/21/2014 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 03/21/2014 AT 3:00 PM ET
The Academy Award-winner and American Hustle star, 23, sent a photo of herself to the University of Louisville, decked out in a sassy red t-shirt bearing the school’s cardinal emblem, to wish the basketball powerhouse well at the ongoing NCAA basketball tournament, the Daily Caller reports.
The smiling Lawrence, with her trademark pixie, also flashes a big “L” sign rooting the defending men’s basketball champs on. Oddsmaker Nate Silver, editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight, predicted that the Cardinals, a No. 4 seed in the Midwest region, would make it to this year’s Final Four.
Cardinal fans Tweeted their approval. “Thank you Jennifer Lawrence for motivating #Louisville to win tonight!” wrote Nick Stover on Twitter. Added Louisville supporter Keith LaRue: “JLaw all day every day!”