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Skylar Diggins scored four of her 19 points in overtime, helping second-ranked Notre Dame overcome cold shooting and hold off South Florida for a 75-71 victory on Tuesday night.
Natalie Achonwa had 20 points and Jewell Loyd finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Fighting Irish (13-1, 2-0 Big East) in their first game since handing then-No. 1 Connecticut its first loss of the season. Kayla McBride was limited to 12 points on 4-for-14 shooting, but keyed a second half surge that helped Notre Dame take its first lead since early in the game.
Andrea Smith tied a career high with 33 points and 11 rebounds for USF (11-3, 0-1), including her team's last nine points of regulation and first four of overtime. Smith's twin sister, Andrell, had 15 points before fouling out less than a minute into the extra session, and Inga Orekhova added 13.
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Kate Upton rips on Notre Dame and Mark Sanchez on twitter, piling on the two embarrassing performances. I’m sure most of us would love Kate Upton to Pile on us when she’s done ripping into them. It’s Ok Notre Dame, this happens to the Jets every week Damn girl, observant, cruel and very hot. [...]
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Fun show tonight previewing and talking about the BCS Championship Game in South Florida. As much I wanted a tie (I know, I know it isn’t possible) I knew that Notre Dame would be routed!
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College GameDay’s Lee Corso has brought us many memorable moments from this year’s College Football season. Whether it was calling a 5-year-old a Midget or calling Collin Klein Calvin Klein.Before Monday’s National Championship game between the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame and the Crimson Tide of Alabama, Corso went out on a limb and selected the underdog, Notre Dame. Afterwords...
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The Improbable Dream Of The Fighting Irish
The BCS National Championship game played on Monday night between Notre Dame and Alabama was expected to break viewership records since the moment it was set. Unfortunately for ESPN’s executives, there were no records broken, but the good news is that it could have been much worse. Considering the fact that Alabama was leading 28-0 after the first half, things could have actually...
Alabama had no problem with Notre Dame in the BCS Championship Game. Down 28-0 out of halftime, Notre Dame needed to a miracle. Unfortunately for the Irish, their most promising drive of the game to that point ended with a spectacular interveption by Alabama’s Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix.
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Notre Dame proved throughout 2012 it was back as a national competitor. It proved Monday night in Miami that no program is on par with the all-powerful Alabama Crimson Tide.