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Natalie Achonwa's layup with 1.8 seconds left lifted No. 2 Notre Dame to its first Big East tournament championship with a 61-59 victory over third-ranked UConn on Tuesday night.
Skylar Diggins stole an errant pass from Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis with 8 seconds left, and after dribbling through a few defenders, found Achonwa for the uncontested lay-in.
Kelly Faris' 3-point heave from 65 feet fell harmlessly off the backboard, setting off a wild celebration for the Irish, who have won 26 straight games.
Notre Dame (31-1) had been in the title game six times, including the previous two, and lost to the Huskies in each one.
The Irish weren't going to be denied in their final chance to win an elusive Big East tournament championship. Earlier in the day, Notre Dame announced it would be joining the ACC starting next season - a year earlier than expected.
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SOUTH BEND, Ind.-- Notre Dame is joining the Atlantic Coast Conference a season earlier than expected, following the split among the Big East's football schools and seven Catholic schools that are leaving to form a basketball-focused conference.
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Notre Dame and Connecticut provided a thrilling final act for the Big East.
The conference name will live on with the basketball schools that are separating from the football schools next year. But the Big East that has been arguably the best women's basketball conference in the country over the past decade will be no more.
And, no other conference could compare.
While we’d already seen the release from Adidas on Notre Dame’s postseason uniforms, we finally got a look at the new digs on the actual players themselves tonight. Adidas has been catching a lot of heat for the zubaz shorts and ridiculous color schemes, though some people seem to like it. Notre Dame debuted its jerseys tonight, complete with bright green sneakers – Jerian...
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Notre Dame lifts the Big East trophy for the first and last time.
Score: No. 2 Notre Dame 61, No. 3 UConn 59
Stars: Notre Dame: Kayla McBride 23 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast (Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player). Skylar Diggins 12 Pts, 6 Ast, 5 Stl. UConn: Stefanie Dolson 18 Pts, 14 Reb, 3 Ast. Breanna Stewart 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Blk.
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