Notre Dame still has a lot of work to do if it wants to reach a fifth straight Final Four. But in a matchup between two ranked teams, the Irish got a lot from its star and just enough from its star freshman to beat Michigan State.
Lauren Hill scored four points on Sunday, and her Division III team, Mount St. Joseph, beat Hiram College, 66-55. But the atmosphere around Hill's first college game can never be properly captured in a box score.
On a roster full of former WNBA MVPs, Tina Charles might be the most important player when Team USA takes on France, which beat the Americans in an exhibition less than two weeks ago, in Friday's world championship quarterfinals.