The shame about basketball and all of these tournaments is that all but one team ends their season with a loss.
For teams like the Lady Noles who made their first Sweet 16 in school history, you've got to remember the good times to appreciate their fine accomplishments.
The Lady Noles suffered a tough loss to LSU late Saturday night. It was a subtle reminder that there is still a long ways to go before inclusion among the elite teams.
This season is a step in the right direction. It was a sweet and unprecedented finish, but the Lady Noles still hoped for more.
Freshman power forward Jacinta Monroe explains,"They did a good job defensively in the first half, I think they had us on our heels. They're a good defensive team and I guess we didn't answer soon enough or quick enough to make the run that we wanted to make."