The Notre Dame Fighting Irish knocked off the (no longer) undefeated UConn Huskies 91-89 in overtime of Friday night’s women’s Final Four.
With the game tied 89-89, Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale nailed a last-second jumper that would serve as the game-winner:
Notre Dame actually had a five-point lead with 21 seconds to go in regulation, and fell apart. UConn tied the game on this steal and layup:
But Notre Dame was able to right the ship in overtime to advance to the national championship, and end the season for a UConn team that hadn’t lost.
For the second straight season, UConn entered the Final Four undefeated, and lost.
UConn's season ends in the National Semifinals for the 2nd straight season.
Both times, UConn entered the Final Four 36-0, and both times it lost by 2 in OT on a shot in the final second. pic.twitter.com/aOhoJzbiJm
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 31, 2018
But Notre Dame is a women’s hoops power themselves, and this will be their fifth trip to the national title game since 2011. Notre Dame takes on Mississippi State in the national championship game Sunday in Columbus.