In two-plus WNBA seasons in Oklahoma, the Shock has won just 11 games combined. But with the addition this year of guard Temeka Johnson and, most recently, post player Courtney Paris, there is hope for Tulsa.
In its first Women's Final Four, Louisville looked like a different team -- in a bad way. The Cardinals seemed down and out against Oklahoma, but a second-half comeback led them all the way to their first championship game.
All Courtney Paris has ever wanted is to lead Oklahoma to a national title. With a lot of help from her teammates Tuesday, the Sooners took a step closer to that goal, advancing past Purdue and into OU's second Final Four.