Part of the reason for the lack of complaints is probably the realization that this team has the potential to find its way to New Orleans for the Final Four. Before the season the players had the goal of winning it all. With a 14-0 start, and a ranking atop the coaches' poll, that goal looks more realistic, and the players are enjoying it. "This is the most fun I've had with any basketball program," said Natalie Ritchie, who is currently sharing time with freshman phenom Alesha Robertson. This season has turned into something special for these players who dreamed of one day winning a national championship when they were in high school. "When you're in high school, you want to go to a school that you think being a great program to win the national championship," said Jia Perkins.
All of this has left Coach Sharp with nothing but praise for her players. She says she's never coached a team like this before. "This is the first time I've ever had the luxury of playing eleven deep, and it's been fun," said Coach Sharp. It's also been an enjoyable season for the hall of fame coach. "It's been a great team for me to coach. I've had a great time with them," said Coach Sharp. "Their chemistry on the floor has probably been the best I've ever coached."