The Notre Dame womens basketball team clamped down on defense against U-Conn in the closing seconds to seal the win 81-76 and advance to the women’s national championship game.
The Huskies led by nine points with just under 8 minutes to go when the Irish turned it around with an 11-2 run to tie it at 66 with 4:25 remaining.
Arike Ogunbowale made four straight free throws to go up 78-73.
Brianna Turner – who missed last year’s championship run with an ACL injury – made a huge block on a U-Conn shot down low to help seal the win.
Notre Dame will again face Baylor in the championship game on Sunday evening.
The NCAA men’s final four tips off at 6:09 this evening when Auburn takes on 1 seed Virginia, followed by Michigan State against Texas Tech. Both games will be on CBS.
MEN’S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL:
Loras 3, Trine 0
Boston 117, Indiana 97
Oklahoma City 123, Detroit 110
Golden State 120, Cleveland 114
Chicago 6, Dallas 1
Tulsa 4, Kalamazoo 1
Fort Wayne 3, Indianapolis 2
Milwaukee 13, Cubs 10
White Sox 10, Seattle 8
Cleveland 3, Toronto 2
Lansing 7, Fort Wayne 3
South Bend 1, West Michigan 0
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