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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

Weekly WBB Recap: Notre Dame’s Season Ends in Elite Eight

It was a rough end to the weekend for the Irish women's basketball team. Notre Dame collected an impressive Sweet Sixteen win over Ohio State on Friday. However, on Sunday, for the second year in a row Stanford ended Notre Dame's season in Lexington's Rupp Arena. Friday: Notre Dame vs. Ohio State Friday's game against [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Basketball|1 Comment

Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Advance to Eighth Straight Sweet Sixteen

Notre Dame hosted the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament this weekend. The Irish picked up wins over Robert Morris and Purdue while advancing to their eighth straight Sweet Sixteen, but may have lost star junior Brianna Turner to a knee injury in the process. Friday: Notre Dame vs. Robert Morris The top-seeded Irish [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|Basketball|2 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Win ACC Tournament, Await NCAA Bracket

The Irish won the ACC Tournament this week for the fourth consecutive year. Their ACC record now stands at 74-2 since joining the league four years ago, with four regular-season titles and four conference tournament titles. Here's how it happened. Friday: #3 Notre Dame vs. Virginia As Kathryn Westbeld continues to battle a lingering ankle [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Basketball|1 Comment

Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Win Fourth ACC Regular Season Title

#5 Notre Dame picked up wins over Boston College and Florida State this week to clinch their fourth consecutive ACC title. They have put themselves in a good position moving into the postseason. Thursday: #5 Notre Dame vs. Boston College On Thursday night, the Irish celebrated Senior Night with a home game against Boston College. [...]

By | February 26th, 2017|Basketball|1 Comment

Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Win Nail-Biters at Clemson, Syracuse

In a pair of close road games this week, #7 Notre Dame came out ahead with wins over Clemson and #21 Syracuse. They go into the last week of the regular season in sole possession of first place in the ACC. Thursday: #7 Notre Dame at Clemson The Irish traveled to Clemson on Thursday to [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Basketball|5 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Add Wins Over Louisville, Georgia Tech

The women's basketball team had a great week, defeating ranked opponent Louisville on Monday and following it up with a win over Georgia Tech on Sunday. They seem well positioned for the last two weeks of the regular season. Monday: #12 Louisville at #7 Notre Dame #7 Notre Dame opened the week on Monday hosting [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|Basketball|0 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Defeat Virginia Tech

On Thursday, #7 Notre Dame defeated Virginia Tech in another ACC matchup. This week the team will face #9 Louisville and Georgia Tech. Game Recap & Observations Thursday's game had a Notre Dame team that had won its previous four games visit a Virginia Tech team that had lost its previous four games. Once again, [...]

By | February 5th, 2017|Basketball|0 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Win Close Games Against Duke, Virginia

#8 Notre Dame picked up two more conference wins this week in tough games against Duke and Virginia. They rounded out the week by inducting another new member into the Ring of Honor at Purcell Pavilion. Thursday: Duke at Notre Dame Notre Dame's first game this week came against a fellow ranked opponent in #14 [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Basketball|0 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Lose to Tennessee, Bounce Back With Two Wins

Notre Dame (#6) opened the week with a disappointing loss at Tennessee on Monday, but followed it up with wins at Boston College and North Carolina. The team moved to 18-3 on the season, with a 6-1 ACC record. Monday: ND at Tennessee Notre Dame traveled to Tennessee on Monday to kick off this season's [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Basketball|1 Comment

Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Defeat Pittsburgh

#6 Notre Dame defeated Pittsburgh on Thursday in their only game this week. The team also picked up a new commitment from Class of 2018 point guard Jenna Brown. Game Summaries & Observations This Thursday night, sixth-ranked Notre Dame took on Pittsburgh in a seemingly rare home game, and came away with a comfortable win. [...]

By | January 15th, 2017|Basketball|0 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: Three Wins and a Surprise Addition

#7 Notre Dame advanced to 15-2 this week with wins over Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, and Miami. After dropping their ACC opener to North Carolina State, this moves the Irish to 3-1 in conference play. Game Summaries & Observations The Irish started this week needing to bounce back from a surprising loss to North Carolina [...]

By | January 8th, 2017|Basketball|2 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: A Tale of Two Games

The Notre Dame women's basketball team took fans on a bit of a roller coaster this week as they continued their lengthy stretch of road games. After a solid win over Chattanooga on Tuesday, the team lost to North Carolina State in their ACC opener on Thursday. Game Summaries & Observations The Irish hit the [...]

By | January 2nd, 2017|Basketball|5 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Defeat Toledo and Michigan State

Notre Dame played their most recent games against Toledo and Michigan State, with just one day to rest in between. Fortunately, that didn't seem to bother the team and will be good experience for postseason play. Since these were the only two games in a two week stretch, I'm combining them into this single post. [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Basketball|0 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Fall to #1 UConn, Defeat #16 DePaul

The week got off to a rough start for the #2 Irish. The team lost to the #1 UConn Huskies for the sixth straight time. However, they did bounce back with a relatively comfortable win over a DePaul team that has given them some very close games in recent years. Game Summaries On Wednesday, #2 [...]

By | December 11th, 2016|Basketball|0 Comments