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  1. Know Your Enemy: The Connecticut Huskies

    Apr 7, 2013, 1:15 AM EDT

    A quick look back at how we got here: As the only one seed that didn’t host in the first round, the Irish didn’t have home court advantage to start the tournament as Stanford, Connecticut and Baylor did. Instead. the Irish flew to Iowa City to kick off the long dance, easily dispatching 16 seed…

  2. Know Your Enemy: The Duke Blue Devils

    Apr 2, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT

    Coach McGraw’s team woke up Monday morning to find themselves in a new era of women’s basketball. What we’ll call “The Post Baylor Post Player Period,” which can be abbreviated “A.B.” for “After Brittney.” It’s unclear wether the Irish watched Louisville’s epic upset for the ages against the prohibitively favored Baylor Lady Bears. Junior Natalie…

  3. Know Your Enemy: The Kansas Jayhawks

    Mar 31, 2013, 12:34 AM EDT

    Logo of the Kansas Jayhawks

    Notre Dame’s Women’s Basketball squad had to leave their comfort zone to punch their ticket to the regional finals, but they took that challenge in stride: efficiently dispatching 16 seed Tennessee-Martin and 9 seed hometown favorite Iowa earlier this week to earn the right to play in Sunday’s Sweet Sixteen here in Norfolk. The Irish…

  4. Know Your Enemy: The Iowa Hawkeyes

    Mar 25, 2013, 11:23 PM EDT

    “Know your enemy” – Zach De La Rocha The Irish’s offensive dominance in dispatching Tennessee-Martin Sunday evening was almost subtle. You didn’t get the sense when watching the first half (at least) that the Skyhawks were particularly over-matched, in fact they hung with Notre Dame for the first fifteen minutes or so. Then the Irish…

  5. Monday Presser Update

    Mar 25, 2013, 5:09 PM EDT

    Notre Dame advanced into the second round of the Tournament Sunday night by beating the 16 seed Tennessee Martin. The Irish’s reward will be essentially a road game against the hometown favorite and 9 seed Iowa Hawkeyes tomorrow night. This morning, head coach Muffett McGraw and players Natalie Achonwa and Jewell Loyd met with the…

  6. Rolling

    Mar 25, 2013, 1:10 AM EDT

    There was a point in the first half of Notre Dame’s First Round NCAA game on Sunday when I started to get nervous. This was a 1 seed/16 seed matchup after all, and in the history of both the women’s and men’s tournament, only the 1998 Harvard Women’s squad has ever beaten a 1 seed.…

  7. Know Your Enemy: The UT Martin Skyhawks

    Mar 24, 2013, 10:06 AM EDT

    Happy Sunday morning to Irish fans everywhere. As you all know, it’s game day here in the Hawkeye State where the Irish woke up to overcast skies and snow flurries (any concern we may have had about conditions outside the arena being unlike South Bend conditions can be put to rest). Later this morning the…

  8. WBB in Iowa: Day 2

    Mar 23, 2013, 10:34 PM EDT

    The top-seeded Fighting Irish’s Saturday morning was spent preparing for their 2013 tournament debut Sunday evening with practice and media sessions at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on the campus of Iowa University. After arriving at the arena, head coach Muffet McGraw, senior Skylar Diggins, and junior Kayla McBride met with the media. Full video is below: During…

  9. WBB: Quick Hits from Saturday Morning

    Mar 23, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

    From the Presser Head coach Muffet McGraw, senior Skylar Diggins and junior Kayla McBride met with the press today at Carter Hawkeye Arena, site of tomorrow’s first round tournament game against UT Martin. Some highlights… Players: Skylar Diggins was asked about the lingering effects of a recent illness. “I’m fine,” she said emphatically. On playing…

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