Rae Evans--who attended today's game--remembered the pain of the cancellation of last year's season:
So when this year's team reached the NCAA semifinals, she sent an e-mail to co-captain Ed Douglas, which Douglas then read to the team, reminding the team to savor this year's experience
Evans told Beard, "You can never take this away from them, that they're at the Final Four. They're all my heroes, I can tell you that. Every single one of them."
As for the game? "This is a time for joy and celebration. It's not a time to look backwards."
You can read Beard's full story here.