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WBB: All Five Irish Starters Selected in WNBA Draft

It was a remarkably successful draft night for the Notre Dame women’s basketball program. All five of this year’s starters were selected among the top 20 picks, including Jackie Young with the #1 overall pick. They will have a quick turnaround as preseason games will begin in less than a month, with the regular season [...]

By |2019-04-10T22:05:16-04:00April 10th, 2019|18S Reads, Basketball|2 Comments

WBB: Magic Runs Out, Irish Come Up Just Short Against Baylor

In a game that took Irish fans on quite the emotional roller coaster, the Irish couldn’t quite pull off a win against Baylor in the National Championship game. The second half magic they’ve relied on in the Tournament (both this season and last) finally ran out despite an impressive comeback effort in the fourth quarter. [...]

By |2019-04-08T13:55:13-04:00April 8th, 2019|18S Reads, Basketball|2 Comments

WBB: Irish Defeat UConn, Will Get to Defend National Title

The Irish once again came away with the win over UConn in the Final Four, making them 5-1 against the Huskies in this round of the tournament. Now they will have a chance to defend their title on Sunday against Baylor. Final Four: 1 ND vs. 2 UConn Notre Dame and UConn met for the [...]

By |2019-04-06T10:25:17-04:00April 6th, 2019|18S Reads, Basketball|2 Comments

WBB: Irish Earn Rematch with UConn in Final Four

Getting to the Final Four isn’t easy, and the Irish were reminded of that this weekend. In dramatic fashion, they defeated 4-seed Texas A&M in the Sweet Sixteen and 2-seed Stanford in the Elite Eight to earn the team’s seventh Final Four spot in nine seasons. They will face UConn on Friday in a rematch [...]

By |2019-04-02T13:30:24-04:00April 2nd, 2019|18S Reads, Basketball|8 Comments

WBB: Irish Win ACC Tournament, Look Forward to Big Dance

For the fifth time in their six years in the ACC, the #4 Irish have won the conference tournament. They did so with decisive wins over #18 Syracuse in the semifinal and #3 Louisville in the final. The offense is certainly rolling for ND as they await the NCAA Tournament. ACC Semifinal: #4 ND vs. [...]

By |2019-03-10T23:00:54-04:00March 10th, 2019|18S Reads, Basketball|3 Comments

WBB: Irish Advance to ACC Semifinal Against Syracuse

The Irish women’s basketball team surged to a strong regular season finish and a share of the ACC regular season title. After getting some revenge in Friday’s quarterfinal win over North Carolina, Notre Dame will take on Syracuse in a Saturday afternoon semifinal. Wrapping Up the Regular Season The Irish have been a strong offensive [...]

By |2019-03-09T00:18:49-04:00March 9th, 2019|18S Reads, Basketball|0 Comments

WBB: Irish Face Strong Competition as ACC Season Winds Down

The ACC season has been a bit more of a roller coaster than Irish fans are used to. For the first time since joining the conference, the team has lost two regular season conference games. Nevertheless, they are currently tied atop the ACC standings and will look for a strong finish in the last four [...]

By |2019-02-18T11:01:16-04:00February 18th, 2019|18S Reads, Basketball|2 Comments

WBB: Checking in with the Champs

So, the football team is 12-0, which is awesome. But don’t forget that a new season has begun for the reigning national champions (writing that will never get old) – the women’s basketball team. They had a busy, celebratory offseason that included (among other things) a trip to the ESPYs, a European tour, appearances by [...]

By |2018-11-28T23:22:49-04:00November 29th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|11 Comments

WBB Instant Reaction: Notre Dame Wins National Championship!

Notre Dame defeated Mississippi State in the final game of the NCAA Tournament to bring home the program’s second national championship. I keep waiting for this to somehow be an elaborate April Fool’s joke, but now that I’ve ordered my championship hat and t-shirt, it’s sinking in that it was real. I’ll have a more [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:22-04:00April 1st, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|30 Comments

WBB Instant Reaction: Irish Outlast UConn in Final Four to Advance to Title Game

They missed out on a trip to the Final Four the last two years. They dealt with a seemingly endless parade of injuries this season. They got blown out by Louisville during the ACC season. They lost the ACC Tournament for the first time since joining the conference. Many experts predicted they wouldn’t make it [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:23-04:00March 31st, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|8 Comments

WBB: Irish Advance to Final Four after Win over Oregon

For the sixth time in eight years, and under challenging circumstances, the Notre Dame women’s basketball team is headed to the Final Four. After defeating the talented 2-seed Oregon Ducks in the Elite Eight, the Irish will face perennial foe UConn on Friday in Columbus. Elite Eight: ND vs. Oregon The Elite Eight matchup kicked [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:23-04:00March 27th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|1 Comment

WBB: Irish Defeat Texas A&M, Advance to Elite Eight

Following a win over 4-seed Texas A&M, the Irish will be advancing to the Elite Eight for the seventh time in the last eight years. They won’t have an easy road to the Final Four, as they will face talented 2-seed Oregon on Monday. Sweet Sixteen: ND vs. Texas A&M Kathryn Westbeld returned to the [...]

By |2018-03-25T11:49:50-04:00March 25th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|2 Comments

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 |2018-05-09T22:25:24-04:00March 21st, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|3 Comments