Louisville ranks second in the nation in attendance. Credit an open-minded AD, the right coach, a sparkling new arena and a player who captivated fans at the right time.
Notre Dame fought back to take UConn to overtime. Skylar Diggins scored 16 of her 22 in the second half and OT as the Irish won at home.
Courtney Moses is the latest in a line of small-town players to find a home at Purdue where she shares a sense of Indiana pride with teammates and fans.
The tiny school in Aberdeen, S.D., endures brutal winters, but residents flock to the gym on cold nights to rally around the team that leads Division II in attendance.
In a state divided between New York and Boston fans, the UConn coach is all theirs. And his program keeps them coming back.