- Dedicated Terps fans traveled with the Maryland women's basketball team or watched closely from College Park, while a handful were stranded at the airport as plane trouble prevented planned trips to Nashville.
- The Terps made it all the way to the bright lights, pep rallies and glitz of the Final Four before encountering a Notre Dame team that stunned Maryland with its rebounding in an 87-61 victory.
- It was easy to find Maryland fans inside Bridgestone Arena and on the streets outside. The arena is located in a downtown tourist area filled with restaurants and bars, many featuring live country music.
- As they signed autographs and held open practices Saturday, neither the No. 4 seed Terps nor No. 2 seed Stanford seemed in the mood to be mere props for two elite top seeds.
- That Brionna Jones' surgically repaired right knee is now healthy enough to take the Bridgestone Arena court in Nashville, Tenn., against the undefeated Fighting Irish is testament enough to a player who, at one point, was under consideration for a redshirt year. How a shy 18-year-old has come "out of her shell," as senior center Essence Townsend fittingly put it, is all the more remarkable.
- The women's game is growing. Sunday night's Final Four at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., is sold out. The arena seats just under 20,000 for basketball. The Terps (28-6) play Notre Dame (36-0) in the first game followed by Connecticut (38-0) against Stanford (33-3).