Another Arike Ogunbowale game winner leads Irish to NCAA title

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Arike Ogunbowale sinks a game-winning 3-pointer for the Fighting Irish to claim the national championship against the Bulldogs.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — For the second straight game, Arike Ogunbowale made a winning shot, this one with 0.1 seconds left, as Notre Dame beat Mississippi State 61-58 to win the national championship on Sunday.

On Friday, Ogunbowale made a jumper with a second left in overtime to beat UConn. In the title game Sunday, she did one better with a 3-pointer over Victoria Vivians as the clock ticked near zero. Notre Dame scored the game’s final eight points to win its second national championship and its first since 2001.

Ogunbowale’s winner came after a wild sequence with the score tied; both teams got steals with less than 20 seconds to play. The Irish’s final possession came after Marina Mabrey knocked the ball away from Mississippi State point guard Morgan William at midcourt. Notre Dame’s Jackie Young grabbed the loose ball and the Bulldogs’ Teaira McCowan grabbed Young. Had she

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