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  1. The Irish Move Past the Skyhawks and on to the Hawkeyes

    Mar 25, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

    The number one-seeded Notre Dame women faced off for the first time against the sixteen-seeded University of Tennessee-Martin in the first round of the NCAA Tournament this weekend. Even though the two teams had never met on the court before, UT-Martin feared that they were mismatched both in height and style of play before the…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Irish Win First (And Last) BIG EAST Title: A Twitter Recap

    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…

  5. Irish Defeat Huskies in Dramatic Fashion

    Mar 4, 2013, 10:40 PM EDT

    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…

  6. From New Jersey to Puerto Rico, Michaela Mabrey’s Journey to South Bend

    Mar 4, 2013, 10:44 AM EDT

    Michaela Mabrey has been playing hoops ever since she was little, and it’s largely thanks to her older brother, Roy Mabrey, that she decided to shoot a basketball. “I first got involved with basketball when I was younger definitely by playing with my brother. He always played, so it was just the natural thing for…

  7. Second-ranked Irish Dominate #10 Cardinals

    Feb 11, 2013, 11:47 PM EDT

    No overtimes were necessary at Purcell Pavilion tonight. The second-ranked Fighting Irish controlled the game from the opening tip, and then pulled away in the second half, on their way to a 93-64 victory against #10 Louisville. Forty-eight hours after the schools’ men’s squads battled in a five-overtime epic on the same floor, the Notre…

  8. Fighting Irish Top Cincinnati 64-42 at Home, Prepare to Take on Villanova

    Feb 5, 2013, 10:06 AM EDT

    Kayla McBride led Notre Dame (20-1, 8-0 BIG EAST) to a big win in front of a home crowd Saturday night at the Purcell Pavilion, scoring 19 in the BIG EAST victory over the Bearcats (8-13, 0-8 BIG EAST) that made them the first team in women’s college basketball to reach 20 wins in the 2012-2013…

  9. #2 Fighting Irish Top #9 Lady Vols, Diggins Scores Career-High 33 Points

    Jan 29, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT

    Monday night was huge for the Notre Dame women’s basketball team. Skylar Diggins, fresh off a record-setting game in which she scored her 2000th career point, put up a career-high single-game point total. The team beat the Lady Vols in Knoxville, Tenn. for the first time ever. And they made history by becoming the first…

  10. Women’s Basketball Supports the Pink Zone Spin-A-Thon

    Jan 28, 2013, 4:26 PM EDT

    Pink Zone came into existence thanks to the efforts of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. The initiative was started in order to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer, and the Notre Dame women’s basketball team, along with the College of Science, has made a great effort to continually host Pink Zone events and fundraisers…

  11. Skylar Joins Elite Club

    Jan 28, 2013, 9:37 AM EDT

    With her first basket during Saturday’s 89-44 win over Providence, senior point guard Skylar Diggins surpassed the 2,000-point mark. Diggins caught a pass from Kayla McBride off the opening tip-off and scored a layup for the 2,000th and 2,001st points of her Irish career. The South Bend native is the fourth player in program history…

  12. #2 Irish Top Hoyas in BIG EAST Battle

    Jan 16, 2013, 11:04 AM EDT

    Four players scored in double digits, led by Kayla McBride‘s game-high 17 points, as #2 Notre Dame won its tenth straight game on Tuesday night at Purcell Pavilion. Skylar Diggins (15 points), Jewell Loyd (14) and Natalie Achonwa (12) also paced the Irish offensively, who improved to 15-1 overall and 4-0 in the BIG EAST…

  13. BIG EAST Showdown: Fighting Irish Top Huskies in Thriller

    Jan 6, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    The fifth-ranked Fighting Irish traveled to Storrs, Conn. to take on the top-ranked Huskies in what could be a preview of the NCAA national championship come spring, and proved that they’re one of the nation’s top teams. The Connecticut Huskies (12-0) beat their previous 12 opponents by an average of 43 points, including a rout…

  14. Q&A with Kayla McBride

    Nov 20, 2012, 12:32 PM EDT

    Kayla McBride is a junior guard from Erie, Pennsylvania who lives in Ryan Hall at Notre Dame. She has played on the team two years and is off to a great start in her third. I recently caught up with her for a Q&A. Q: When did you start playing? When I was five, in…

  15. BIG EAST Media Day with Coach, Sky and K-Mac

    Oct 19, 2012, 8:02 PM EDT

    Earlier this week, head coach Muffet McGraw, senior Skylar Diggins and junior Kayla McBride took to the Big Apple for the BIG EAST Conference’s annual media day. Receiving three first-place votes, the Irish were picked second in the 2012-13 Preseason Coaches Poll (behind Connecticut), and Diggins was tabbed as the Preseason Player of the Year.…

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