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Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Will Face Texas A&M in the Sweet Sixteen

The top-seeded Irish have advanced to their ninth straight Sweet Sixteen after victories over 16-seed California State Northridge and 9-seed Villanova. They will travel to Spokane to face 4-seed Texas A&M, who are coming off a thrilling win in their second round matchup. We’ll look at how they got here and then look ahead to [...]

By | March 21st, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|3 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Fall to Louisville in ACC Tournament Final

The story line leading into this year's ACC Tournament was Notre Dame's shot to get revenge on the Louisville team that embarrassed them on national television earlier this season, but the happy ending was not to be. After defeating Virginia in the quarterfinal and Florida State in the semifinal, the Irish couldn't quite pull off [...]

By | March 7th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|0 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: Another Year, Another ACC Title

The Irish won games against Virginia Tech and North Carolina State this week to finish out the regular season. This brought them to a 15-1 conference record and a tie with Louisville for the regular season ACC title. Since joining the conference, the Irish have won five consecutive regular season titles, four consecutive ACC Tournaments, [...]

By | February 28th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|3 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: Olympics Edition

Let me begin by confessing that I am obsessed with the Olympics. Winter, summer, any of the sports – I love it all. However, I took breaks from my very busy schedule of Olympics-viewing for the two women's games this week, even venturing away from the TV long enough to attend the game at Boston [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|2 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: #5 Irish Defeat Georgia Tech, Regular Season Winds Down

After a well-deserved bye on Thursday, the Irish returned to action when they hosted Georgia Tech on Sunday. Notre Dame came away with a comfortable win over the Yellow Jackets. The Irish will play two games on the road this week. Game 1: Georgia Tech at #5 ND Sunday's game against Georgia Tech did not [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|0 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: All They Do is Win

The #5 Irish continued their win streak this week with victories over North Carolina and #19 Duke. They will have their bye this Thursday before hosting Georgia Tech on Sunday. It is good to see them continue to improve and play well. While the chain of comfortable wins does make these posts feel a bit [...]

By | February 7th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|4 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: A Pair of Dominant Performances

The #5 Irish picked up right where they left off last week, adding lopsided wins over Pittsburgh and #8 Florida State. Jessica Shepard also picked up ACC Player of the Week honors. I did mention last week that I wouldn't mind a few more of the low-stress, never-in-doubt wins for the Irish, so it was [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|1 Comment

Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Enjoy Record-Breaking Week

The Irish were out to put on a show this week. They led off with the program's biggest comeback win ever against #6 Tennessee, and followed it up with their largest margin of victory in an ACC game when Clemson came to town. As the icing on the cake, junior Arike Ogunbowale was named ACC [...]

By | January 24th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|1 Comment

Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Fall to Louisville, Beat BC

This was a rough week for the women's basketball team, as they were routed by #3 Louisville in a game where nothing seemed to go right. They did bounce back with a comfortable win over Boston College, but fell from #2 to #5 in this week's rankings. Game 1: #2 Notre Dame at #3 Louisville [...]

By | January 17th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|1 Comment

Weekly WBB Recap: Two ACC Wins and an Injury Loss

The Notre Dame women's basketball team continued their winning ways this week, adding ACC wins over Miami and Georgia Tech. They also lost one player to injury and added a new face to the roster. Roster Updates After her injury late in the third quarter against Wake Forest, the team confirmed that point guard Lili [...]

By | January 10th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|0 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Open ACC Season with Two More Wins

The #2 Irish women's basketball team started their ACC season with wins over Syracuse and Wake Forest this week. They are now 64-2 in the ACC since joining the conference. Game 1: #2 ND vs. Syracuse On Thursday, the Irish hosted Syracuse to open the ACC season. Syracuse is just two years removed from a [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|1 Comment

Weekly WBB Recap: Two Close Wins and a Big Game for Shepard

It wasn't always pretty, but the Irish added wins over DePaul and Marquette to their resume this week. Both games were a little too close for comfort, but now everyone gets a break for the holidays before the ACC schedule begins at the end of the month. This Week's Games The #2 Irish welcomed the [...]

By | December 21st, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|0 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Add Two More Wins

The Irish added wins over Michigan State and Penn this week, while moving up to #2 in both the AP and Coaches polls. They will face a frequent opponent at home against DePaul this Sunday after a break in the action this week. This Week's Games This past Wednesday the Irish finally played their second [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|4 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Season Off to a Fast Start

We're back with the first of this season's weekly recaps! Despite concerns about the depleted Irish women's basketball roster this season, the team has gotten off to a hot start. The #3 Irish have a 7-1 record that includes wins over four ranked opponents and a close loss to #1 UConn. They've accomplished this despite [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|3 Comments

New Season Brings New Faces for Women’s Basketball

It's a great time to be a Notre Dame fan. Not only are we in the midst of a much better football season than many of us expected, but now we get to add the fun of basketball into the mix. The women's basketball team will begin their season this Saturday afternoon against the Mount [...]

By | November 9th, 2017|Basketball|1 Comment