I got back home Wednesday from a trip “back East,” where I visited relatives and friends in my hometown of Louisville and attended the Women’s Final Four in Indianapolis.
I’ve admitted, unabashedly, to being a big fan of women in long shorts, and the Final Four exceeded my expectations.
For one thing, I sure didn’t expect Texas A&M and Notre Dame to be playing in the championship game. Like almost everyone else, I thought it would be Stanford and Connecticut. But Notre Dame dumped UConn by nine on Sunday, and, in Sunday’s other game, Kansas City’s Tyra White made a driving lay-up with three seconds left to give Texas A&M a one-point victory over Stanford.
In Tuesday’s finale, White and another Kansas City girl, Danielle Adams, combined for 48 points, and the Aggies prevailed by six points.
One of the joys of the trip was stumbling upon the Irish’s beachhead — the Ram Restaurant & Brewery on Illinois Street in downtown Indianapolis.
From the Ram and also from Conseco Fieldhouse, then, here are some scenes from tournament weekend.