Thanks for being real! I know team loyalty is great but it's nice to hear honest and candid analysis. Your team has had a really good year and it's sad that you lost Harrison because she was so key to your team's success. We've had that happen to us before and it hurts. We had a dominant team in the 2001 and lost two All-Americans, Shea Ralph and Svetlana Abrosimova that cost us a title.I don't expect Tenn to get past the elite 8 with all honesty without Harrison. Massengale's and Graves's performance in the SEC Championship game didn't give me any confidence whatsoever. Although Tenn has a favorable bracket, I can't see them beating Maryland this year unless Burdick has a monster tournament.
UConn was murdering Notre Dame at halftime without their two All-Americans and with the stability that they would have provided, there's no way that Notre Dame would have managed a comeback. I know that you might say that Notre Dame didn't bring their A game because UConn was shorthanded but I don't honestly think that was the case because they have NEVER WON anything and they wouldn't have poo-pooed the Huskies.Yea I try to be as realistic as possible after we lost to Louisville for a chance to get back to the Final Four some years ago. Lol I remember that 2001 team for UCONN. There was a "what if" thread some days ago on this board where I had mentioned that what if UCONN had not lost those two whether ND wins the Championship that year. No ND championship in 2001...no Skylar Diggins? No Jewell Llyod? No Brianna Turner? But No honestly Ruth Riley, Noel Ivey, and Alicia Ratya would have been a hard out that year, but who knows.