Even though the Lady Vols lost, they still have plenty of supporters in East Tennessee-- everyone from their practice squad to former coaches.
The Lady Vols' practice squad, which is made up of male students who volunteer their time, watched the game from Knoxville Tuesday. They said the team put in countless hours of work to reach the Elite Eight.
"The general public doesn't see how hard they work," said Lady Vols' practice squad member Kyle Grigsby.
John Lee joined the team three years ago, when Pat Summitt was still the head coach. He said it felt great to help out the team throughout the year.
They're students like we are, so we can relate," he said. "We all love basketball."
And, they weren't the only one rooting on the Lady Vols Tuesday night. Coach Holly Warlick's high school basketball coach Buddy Fisher said with her determination she likely make it back to the Big Dance next year.
"She was one that you had to run out of the gym and she wanted in on the weekends to play basketball," he said.