With Skylar Diggins leading the way, Natalie Achonwa hitting the game winner and Kayla McBride pouring in points, Notre Dame's third victory of the season over UConn clinched the Irish their first Big East tournament title.
Exactly which team is the underdog in Tuesday's Big East final? Yes, UConn has lost six of its last seven to Notre Dame. But the Irish have never won the conference tournament, going 0-for-6 against the Huskies in championship games.
Natalie Achonwa had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Skylar Diggins added 21 points and seven assists and second-ranked Notre Dame routed No. 10 Louisville 93-64 Monday night, the 18th straight victory for the Fighting Irish.
Ariel Braker matched her career high with 15 points and Natalie Achonwa added 11 points and nine rebounds to help No. 2 Notre Dame beat Seton Hall, 69-50, on Saturday for the Irish's 17th straight victory
It's grown into one of the best rivalries in women's college basketball. And from the personnel battles inside and out to the teams' disruptive defense, there's plenty to look forward to in Saturday's sold-out Big East battle.
Kayla McBride scored 18 points, Natalie Achonwa had 15 points and 17 rebounds, and Skylar Diggins shook off early foul trouble to finish with 16 points Saturday to help No. 5 Notre Dame rout Purdue 74-47.
Skylar Diggins scored 24 points, and Natalie Achonwa added 22 points and 14 rebounds as No. 5 Notre Dame beat No. 22 Texas A&M 83-74 on Friday night in the championship game of the World Vision Classic.