Uncategorized More Final Four prep By Sue Favor - April 4, 2015 South Carolina: Coach Dawn Staley has cooled her fire and forged a contender. Staley is the turn-around artist. The Final Four is a business trip for the Gamecocks. Players enjoy being the tallest women on campus, but it wasn’t always that easy. South Carolina’s practice squad has helped them get to the Final Four. The Gamecocks are inspiring young girls to play. Notre Dame: The Irish have lost in the Final Four, but have never lost heart. Lindsay Allen is giving defenses something to worry about. Maryland: Former NBA star Dee Brown will be in Tampa to see daughter Lexie play in person. Maryland is in the Final Four with a new formula. Coach Brenda Frese gets creative when motivating her players. The Terp sophomores are the real deal. Connecticut: The pressure to be the best is unrelenting at UConn. Final Fours don’t get old for the Huskies. UConn isn’t looking ahead of themselves. Breanna Stewart is halfway to her goal of four national titles. Moriah Jefferson had an unconventional route to UConn. Kia Nurse has charged her way to the top as a freshman.