Mar 12, 2013, 9:56 PM EDT
For the third time this season, and the second in just eight days, the Notre Dame women’s basketball team beat Connecticut in dramatic fashion. After a steal by Skylar Diggins, Natalie Achonwa scored the game-winning layup with 1.8 seconds remaining, lifting the Irish to a 61-59 victory over the Huskies.
With their seventh win in the last eight games against their top rival, the Irish secured their first-ever BIG EAST tournament title. It was a fitting conclusion for Notre Dame, on the day the university announced an earlier than expected departure for the ACC.
In typical Notre Dame fashion, many alums, teams, and current or former student-athletes took to Twitter to express their excitement. As always, @NDSoftball knocked it out of the park, coming through with a pair of priceless reaction pics (though we’re really not sure who @natalie_mu is… #autocorrectproblems?). Here are some of the best tweets.
About In The Paint
Women’s Basketball on YouTube
- ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏻✊ Black Lives Matter. #BlackOutTuesday https://t.co/vdCVcei7Yb 7 hours ago
- RT @IrishCoachIvey: VOTING ends today at 6pm! Here is a list of locations to help! 💚 https://t.co/LejpV7GxAc 8 hours ago
- “It’s everyone’s place to talk about equality — it shouldn’t make you uncomfortable to talk about what is equality.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 13 hours ago
- “We need to be able to talk about racism without making it uncomfortable.” Alumna @_Breezy_Briii was compelled to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 1 day ago
- RT @HannahStormESPN: Proud to share an alma mater and hometown with Brianna Turner and so grateful for her voice and leadership. #GeorgeFlo… 1 day ago
Men’s Basketball on YouTube
- “We must be the change now.” theathletic.com/1847208/?sourc… 1 hour ago
- RT @RocNationSports: The Grant brothers come together in solidarity to peacefully protest in Washington D.C. ✊✊🏻✊🏼✊🏿✊🏽✊🏾#JusticeForGeorgeFl… 6 hours ago
- A message from Coach Brey: twitter.com/NDMikeBrey/sta… 1 day ago
- Even on business trips, there was always time for a little fun. #GoIrish ✈️ https://t.co/tFMmMpk1sf 3 days ago
- RT @NDMikeBrey: No better time for @NABC1927 members to work on their craft than now... Jump in! Tuesday | June 2 | 3 pm ET https://t.co/O… 4 days ago