UConn Is Upset by Notre Dame in OT in the Women’s Final Four

On Friday, the Huskies seemed finished near the end of regulation, trailing by 79-74 with 21.3 seconds left before Napheesa Collier (24 points) hit a 3-pointer and Kia Nurse stole the inbounds pass and drove for a layup to tie the score, forcing five extra minutes.

In overtime, Notre Dame (34-3) drew ahead, but UConn responded. A 3-pointer by Crystal Dangerfield tied the score at 89-89 with 27 seconds left. Notre Dame called timeout with 13 seconds remaining and planned to isolate Ogunbowale (27 points) on the right wing and have her drive to the basket with about five seconds remaining, in the belief that UConn would not try to foul.

But UConn’s defense made it difficult for Ogunbowale to get the ball as planned. Finally, with overtime about to expire, she shot from just inside the 3-point arc and hit nothing but net, giving Notre Dame its stirring victory. Jackie Young led the Irish with her career high of 32 points.


Ogunbowale taking a shot in the second half.

Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/30/sports/uconn-notre-dame-women-final-four.html

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