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If you are a fan of St. Frances girls basketball or just a fan of the women's game in general, you know how St. Frances graduate Angel McCoughtry has been burning up the court at Louisville lately. You probably don't know much about the personal transformation that made her an All American.

Check out Kelli Anderson's terrific piece on McCoughtry in the March 23 issue of Sports Illustrated to read about how McCoughtry emerged two years ago as a program-changing athlete and personality at Louisville.

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McCoughtry had a lot of talent when she played at St. Frances, where she was the All-Metro Player of the Year in her junior year, 2002-03, and she appeared headed for a good college career. But, as Anderson wrote, not many -- including me -- expected her to become a superstar of the women's game.

The highest scoring player in Louisville basketball history -- men's or women's -- McCoughtry is in final gear as she tries to lead the Cardinals to the national championsihp before she heads off, most certainly, to the WNBA. She had 28 points in last night's 62-52 win over LSU. That sends the No. 3 seed to a meeting with 2 seed Baylor Saturday at noon in Raleigh, N.C.

Yes, that's Raleigh. The same Raleigh where Maryland's women are the No. 1 seed. That would be a great matchup for those who follow women's basketball in Maryland except that only one would move on to the Final Four.

Click here to read Anderson's article.

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