Mar 4, 2013, 10:40 PM EST
From football’s goal line stand in the rain against Stanford, to men’s basketball knocking off #1 Syracuse last season and outfighting Louisville in five overtimes last month, I’ve seen a lot of special athletic moments during my time at Notre Dame.
Tonight, the second-ranked Notre Dame women’s basketball program added another one to that growing list.
Battling their biggest rival, Connecticut, in the regular season finale, the Fighting Irish showed tremendous resiliency, and emerged with a 96-87 triple overtime victory before a sellout crowd at Purcell Pavilion.
Skylar Diggins refused to lose in her last game in front of the hometown fans. The All-American played all 55 minutes, scored 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, carrying the team down the stretch. Kayla McBride added a career-high 26, none bigger than her game-tying three with time running out in the first overtime.
It was the 23rd straight victory for Notre Dame, and the team’s 28th of the season. The Irish completed a perfect 16-0 BIG EAST campaign to earn their second consecutive regular season conference title.
Check out the full recap on UND.com for more.
About In The Paint
Women’s Basketball on YouTube
- Great team win tonight at the Purcell Pavilion! Freshman @mycoool_ showed out on her birthday with 17pnts! 🍀🏀 http://t.co/0eU0eHgo6e 2 hours ago
- Mike hits the jumper for Big Macs!!! 2 hours ago
- Final media timeout of the half, Irish lead Chattanooga 79-43 3 hours ago
- 6:15 remaining in the game, Irish up 73-38 3 hours ago
- We've reached the second media timeout of the second half..Irish still up 71-30 3 hours ago
Men’s Basketball on YouTube
- A great banquet put on by the @MoheganSun & the @Hoophall before Saturday's games. @NDMikeBrey with the other 7 HC's http://t.co/6QXMzpc2dU 27 minutes ago
- Burg (@Austin_Burgett) hits a half court shot to end practice for the day. (Not pictured: @Austin_Torres0's make) vine.co/v/OJPLOri6dd0 6 hours ago
- Watch the Strong & True story of Katie Schwab, the @NDwbb Operations Specialist. One of the great people at ND. LINK: watchnd.tv/#!/videos/82dj… 7 hours ago
- Our guys work on their post work as practice comes to a close at the Mohegan Sun. #NDinConnecticut vine.co/v/OJPKneBKXda 8 hours ago
- We got our first chance to take the floor at the @MoheganSun before the @HOF_Tipoff tourney begins on Saturday. 🍀🏀🍀 http://t.co/gtjRkInaD4 9 hours ago
- M. Ice Hockey. Irish Drop 3-1 Decision To UMass Lowell In Hockey East Action
- W. Basketball. #3/2 Irish Return Home Friday To Face Chattanooga
- W. Volleyball. Volleyball Welcomes No. 7 UNC And NC State To Purcell This Weekend
- Football. The (Football) Band of the Fighting Irish
- Football. Mike Denbrock and the Irish Offensive Coaching Staff: A Day in the Life