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February 7, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Muffet McGraw earned her 700th victory with No. 2 Notre Dame's 59-52 victory over Villanova on Tuesday night at the Pavilion. The former St. Joseph's star became the 13th coach in Division I history to reach the 700-victory plateau. Skylar Diggins had 14 points for the Irish, but was 4 for 17 from the field. Notre Dame (21-1, 9-0 Big East) never trailed. The Wildcats (16-6, 5-4) were led by Emily Leer with 15 points. Elsewhere: Drexel's Hollie Mershon led all scorers with 19 points in the Dragons' 62-48 victory at Towson (7-14, 1-9 Colonial)
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April 7, 2013 | Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - Skylar Diggins has accomplished nearly everything she could have imagined in her career at Notre Dame. The only thing missing is a national championship. To get another chance at that elusive title, Diggins will have to help the Fighting Irish women beat Big East rival Connecticut for an unprecedented fourth straight time this season. Sunday night's meeting in the national semifinals might be the final chapter in a rivalry that has become the nation's best. Notre Dame heads to the Atlantic Coast Conference next season.
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March 29, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
No team has ever been so happy to be 1-20. Skylar Diggins scored 24 points and second-seeded Notre Dame made up for 28 years of beatings at the hands of Tennessee, upsetting the top-seeded Lady Vols, 73-59, last night in the Dayton (Ohio) Regional final to earn a spot in the Final Four. "We went into the locker room after the game and the first thing the team said was, '1-and-20! 1-and-20!' " coach Muffet McGraw said with a laugh. The Fighting Irish (30-7) came in 0-20 all-time against the Lady Vols (34-3)
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June 11, 2011 | Associated Press
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - When Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw learned last summer that she would be a part of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2011 class of inductees, she knew the pressure was on for the Fighting Irish to have a good season. "My biggest fear was that if we had a bad year, they would take it back," McGraw said with a smile on Friday. Notre Dame reached the 2011 NCAA national championship game, losing to Texas A&M, and McGraw kept her place among the inductees, who are being honored this weekend at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville.
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April 6, 2013 | Associated Press
James Southerland spent most of his first season at Syracuse on the bench and part of his last season with the Orange on the couch. His reward for all that frustration - a trip to the Final Four. Left stewing on the sideline as a freshman, then suspended for six games as a senior for an academic issue, Southerland is making the most out of his final weeks on Jim Boeheim's team. Heading into Saturday's semifinal against Michigan, Southerland has established himself as possibly Syracuse's most dangerous player on offense - the side of the court that's been receiving less attention during his team's run to Atlanta.
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April 7, 2011 | Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS - This year's NCAA women's basketball tournament had plenty of twists, turns, and upsets even before the championship game. Coach Gary Blair and Texas A&M delivered a thrilling ending. This was supposed to be the year Maya Moore's Connecticut juggernaut won its third consecutive title, or Stanford broke through, or Tennessee got back to the top. Instead, the Aggies rewrote the script in their first Final Four appearance. They made the 65-year-old Blair the oldest coach to win a national championship just one night after UConn's 68-year-old Jim Calhoun did the same thing on the men's side.
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March 21, 2011 | By Jon Clifford, For The Inquirer
SALT LAKE CITY - The bracket shows that Temple's game on Monday night against second-seeded Notre Dame is a second-round game in the NCAA women's basketball tournament. But for the Owls, it's much bigger than that. Temple has never reached the Sweet 16, having failed on four previous tries in the second round. "When you're seeded 10th and have never gone beyond the second round, going to the Sweet 16 is like winning the national championship," Temple coach Tonya Cardoza said Sunday.
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April 1, 2013 | Associated Press
Jasmine Hassell scored six of her 13 points in the final three minutes and fourth-seeded Georgia reached the NCAA women's regional finals for the first time since 2004 with a 61-59 victory over top-seeded Stanford on Saturday night in Spokane, Wash. The Bulldogs (28-6) overcame three major scoring droughts, including falling behind, 9-0, to end the Cardinal's hopes of reaching the Final Four for the sixth straight year. Jasmine James led Georgia with 16 points, including a pair of free throws with 23.5 seconds left that gave the Bulldogs a 60-56 lead.
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April 5, 2011 | By Mel Greenberg, For The Inquirer
INDIANAPOLIS - Instate talent helped Notre Dame to its first NCAA women's basketball title in 2001 when senior center Ruth Riley, who was born in Kansas but grew up in Macy, Ind., led the way over favored Connecticut in the national semifinals and over Purdue in the championship game. Now a decade after the program's national title, a superstar 5-foot-9 sophomore guard from South Bend, Ind., may do likewise Tuesday night when the Irish (31-7) meet Texas A&M (32-5) at Conseco Fieldhouse in a first matchup of No. 2 seeds in the 30-year history of the championship.
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March 4, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
YOU ALREADY know about No. 2-ranked Wichita State's 31-0 record. But there are two women's teams with local ties that are also unbeaten. No. 1 Connecticut is coached by Geno Auriemma, and No. 2 Notre Dame is coached by Muffet McGraw. Both are former assistants at Saint Joseph's and both coached in the Catholic League. (Philly's Dawn Staley, who doesn't have a Hawks connection, coaches No. 4 South Carolina. See Page 54 for an update). Yesterday, the Irish (29-0, 16-0 ACC)
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December 2, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jonathan Holmes hit a three-pointer from the left baseline with two seconds left and No. 7 Texas beat No. 24 UConn, 55-54, Sunday in Storrs, Conn. Holmes had 13 points and eight rebounds to lead the Longhorns (6-0). Demarcus Holland and Javan Felix each added 10 points. Ryan Boatright had 24 points and seven rebounds for UConn (3-2), which lost its second consecutive game. Freshman Daniel Hamilton added 13 points and seven rebounds. Texas led much of the way but trailed by six after the Huskies went on an 11-1 second-half run. The Longhorns chipped away over the final six minutes and called a timeout with 4.4 seconds left trailing by 54-52 after Boatright missed the back end of a one-and-one at the free-throw line.
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April 10, 2014 | By Mel Greenberg, For The Inquirer
NASHVILLE - Still champion. Still unbeaten. And Connecticut's Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma is still the king of the women's basketball world. In the most anticipated matchup in women's college basketball history, featuring two unbeatens in the NCAA title game for the first time, the Huskies defeated longtime rival Notre Dame, 79-58, Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena to finish perfect at 40-0. The win boosted UConn to 9-0 in NCAA title games. It came just one night after the Connecticut men beat Kentucky for the NCAA title.
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April 9, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
LET'S BE HONEST, had these been the circumstances surrounding last night's men's NCAA championship, we would have touted it as the greatest college basketball matchup ever. The significance of the tonight's women's NCAA final is beyond comparison. This isn't just No. 1 Connecticut against No. 2 Notre Dame; it is two undefeated teams with a combined record of 76-0. The story lines are numerous, none bigger than the hostile relationship between UConn head coach Geno Auriemma and Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw.
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April 9, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Tuesday night, Nashville will shimmer like a country singer's wardrobe. Down in Music City, 20,000 fans will fill Bridgestone Arena to see, for the first time in NCAA basketball history, two unbeatens, Connecticut and Notre Dame, vie for the women's national championship. Meanwhile, 684 miles to the northeast, Tuesday night figures to be an unremarkable one in West Chester. The old college town's leafy residential streets will be slumbering. Gay Street's bars and restaurants will be enjoying a midweek calm.
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March 4, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
YOU ALREADY know about No. 2-ranked Wichita State's 31-0 record. But there are two women's teams with local ties that are also unbeaten. No. 1 Connecticut is coached by Geno Auriemma, and No. 2 Notre Dame is coached by Muffet McGraw. Both are former assistants at Saint Joseph's and both coached in the Catholic League. (Philly's Dawn Staley, who doesn't have a Hawks connection, coaches No. 4 South Carolina. See Page 54 for an update). Yesterday, the Irish (29-0, 16-0 ACC)
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February 23, 2014 | By Lou Rabito, Inquirer Columnist
Fittingly for a player who does a lot on the basketball court and makes it look easy - from running the point to jumping center, from blocking shots to making touch passes in midair, from hitting three-pointers to driving to the hoop - Alex Louin gets the star treatment at Mount St. Joseph. Some of her friends, numbering five to two or three dozen, support her during games. They sometimes have their faces painted, with "Alex" scrawled on their foreheads. They shout her name. They chant her Twitter handle, "How u Louin?"
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November 25, 2013 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Penn women's basketball coach Mike McLaughlin jumped at the chance last spring to bring a top team into the Palestra to face his squad. With Notre Dame looking to get a game in coach Muffet McGraw's hometown, McLaughlin saw an opportunity to help his program grow. Despite a 76-54 loss to the fifth-ranked Irish on Saturday, McLaughlin was happy with his decision. "To bring in a top-five team in the Palestra with all the history, for Penn basketball this was awesome for us," McLaughlin said.
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September 4, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Some kids are bored by dad's stories of the good old days, when seemingly every game was played in four-feet of snow and helmets were made of leather. Temple h-back Chris Coyer, however, found inspiration in the tales. "I think they actually helped me to become a halfway decent football player," Coyer laughed before taking the field at Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday. Coyer's father, Chris Sr., played at Minnesota in the mid-1970s and has tales from the most hallowed stadiums in college football.
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April 8, 2013 | Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - Breanna Stewart put on quite a show to help Connecticut finally vanquish Notre Dame. The stellar freshman scored a career-high 29 points to go with four blocked shots, leading the Huskies to the national championship game with an 83-65 win over Notre Dame on Sunday night. The Huskies will face Louisville in the championship game Tuesday night in an all-Big East final after the Cardinals rallied to beat California, 64-57, in the other NCAA semifinal. UConn will be going for its eighth national championship to match Tennessee for the most in women's basketball history.
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