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  1. Freshman Friday: Lindsay Allen

    Oct 25, 2013, 10:35 AM EDT

    Rachel Murphy, the official 2013-14 woen’s basketball beat writer for the In The Paint blog, is currently a sophomore at St. Mary’s College. Over the course of the year Rachel will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and stories from inside the team circle. You can follow Rachel…

  2. A Freshman Perspective

    Mar 25, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT

    Notre Dame freshman Jewell Loyd has been more than a true freshman player during her first season on the Irish squad. She has the “ability to not play like a freshman,” stated one of the ESPN announcers during Notre Dame’s first game of the NCAA Tournament in which Jewell was a starter. She has seen…

  3. 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…

  4. WBB March Madness Round One: #1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Take on #16 UT Martin Skyhawks

    Mar 24, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

    Skylar Diggins and the Fighting Irish (31-1, 16-0 BIG EAST) kick off their tournament play Sunday night at 5:05pm at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA against Tennessee-Martin (19-14, 11-5 OVC), looking to win the elusive last game of the season. Notre Dame has lost in the championship the past two years–to Texas A&M in 2011, and last…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Early March Madness and a Career Worth Noting: All-American Skylar Diggins

    Mar 6, 2013, 10:51 AM EDT

    Skylar Diggins and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish’s second ranked women’s basketball team outlasted the #3 Connecticut Huskies in a thriller that has come to be expected when these two opponents clash. It was a magnificent end to the regular season for the Irish, who finished as the BIG EAST regular season champions for the…

  9. 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…

  10. South Bend’s Loyal Daughter

    Mar 4, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

    While seniors Kaila Turner and Skylar Diggins were honored before last week’s game against Syracuse, it will be this evening, that the duo plays its final game at Purcell Pavilion. Both players have had a tremendous role in leading Notre Dame to 122 victories, more than in any other four-year span in school history, but…

  11. 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…

  12. Countdown to the Madness: Bracketology, Big Games, and Bold Predictions

    Feb 26, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT

    The bracketology has begun for the NCAA women’s basketball national tournament, and nearly everything is in order. One confusion, however, results from complicated NCAA rules that dictate where in the country the first and second round games will be played (Source: Charlie Creme of ESPN). Baylor, Connecticut, and Stanford will each play their first two…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. #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…

  16. Skylar Diggins Scores 2000th Point, Fighting Irish Defeat Providence

    Jan 29, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT

    Saturday night at the Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Skylar Diggins became just the fourth player in Notre Dame women’s basketball history to cross the 2000-point threshold. Going into the game against Providence, Diggins had 1999 points, so there was clearly an expectation that she would surpass the mark. Postgame, Diggins recalled, “I wanted to…

  17. Notre Dame Women Make Their Presence Known in the BIG EAST

    Jan 29, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    The Notre Dame women’s basketball team is a force to be reckoned with. The team has powered its way through nearly half of BIG EAST play, and maintains a stellar ranking, second only to Baylor, which handed the Irish their lone loss of the season so far. The individual team members have grown so much…

  18. 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…

  19. Irish Stop Red Storm

    Jan 20, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

    In front of their seventh sellout crowd of the season, the second-ranked Notre Dame women’s basketball team cruised to a 74-50 win over St. John’s on Sunday afternoon. The Irish (15-1 overall, 5-0 BIG EAST) have now won 11 straight games and sit atop the conference standings. Natalie Achonwa notched her tenth double-double of the…

  20. #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…

  21. Q&A with Markisha Wright

    Jan 11, 2013, 8:36 AM EDT

    Markisha “Keesh” Wright, a center on the women’s basketball team, is a sophomore from Des Moines, Iowa, currently living in Ryan Hall with many of her teammates. Having already played in the NCAA Championship as a freshman, Wright has valuable experience against high caliber teams that will help her as she takes on a larger…

  22. 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…

  23. Q&A with Kaila Turner

    Dec 31, 2012, 8:44 AM EDT

    Kaila Turner is a senior guard from Joliet, Ill., formerly of Lewis Hall, but currently residing off campus. In her fourth year with the team, Turner will look to make a big impact from beyond the arc. I got to talk to her after practice and ask her a few questions. Q: Is there a…

  24. 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…

  25. South Bend: Home of the Fighting Irish, Skylar Diggins, and Jasmine Watson

    Nov 18, 2012, 11:36 PM EDT

    Does the name Jasmine Watson sound familiar to anyone? If it doesn’t, she is a South Bend native who used play high school basketball with Skylar Diggins when they were teammates at nearby Washington High School in South Bend. Watson now is the starting senior center for the University of Massachusetts. She and Skylar haven’t…

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