Notre Dame Wins NCAA Women’s Championship as Arike Ogunbowale Nails Game-Winner

COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 01:  Kristina Nelson #21, Arike Ogunbowale #24 and Jackie Young #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrate their comeback during the third quarter against the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs in the championship game of the 2018 NCAA Women's Final Four at Nationwide Arena on April 1, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Arike Ogunbowale was the hero for the second game in a row as she hit the game-winning three-pointer with 0.1 seconds remaining to hand the Notre Dame Fighting Irish their second national title.

Notre Dame defeated the Mississippi State Bulldogs 61-58 in the NCAA women’s basketball national championship Sunday at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

The shot came two days after Ogunbowale nailed the game-winner in Notre Dame’s 91-89 upset of the Connecticut Huskies. Former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant tweeted to Ogunbowale after the game, saying she needed to “[finish] the job.”

The junior guard did just that Sunday, which elicited a response from Bryant:

As expected, Ogunbowale’s miracle shot sent social media into a frenzy:

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