Notre Dame guard Skylar Diggins remembers calling a play last season just a moment before coach Muffet McGraw called for something else. Diggins decided to go ahead and run the play she called.
Diggins thought she might get an earful from McGraw when she got to the bench for the next timeout, but was pleasantly surprised.
''She said, `I love that you have a mind of your own.' That's all she said. That was the end of the conversation,''' Diggins said.
McGraw probably wouldn't have reacted the same way to a lot of others who have played for her, but she and Diggins have a special relationship that dates when Diggins was a seventh grader. The dazzling 5-foot-9 point guard is now in her final year of playing for McGraw as she tries to find a way to lead the Irish to the NCAA title game for a third straight time - hopefully with a different outcome.
After two years of playing with veteran teammates, Diggins will play her senior year surrounded mostly by underclassmen. But the expecta...