Skylar Diggins may not have had the most points, but Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw knows why the Fighting Irish came out on top at the Carrier Classic.
Natalie Achonwa had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 7 Notre Dame to a 57-51 victory over No. 19 Ohio State aboard the USS Yorktown outside of Charleston on Friday night.
Diggins, though, got the Irish off to a quick start in the second half, funneling the ball to Achonwa and Kayla McBride to build a 35-25 lead over the first four minutes of the period that Notre Dame would not give up.
''She's the one who directs us, manages the game, gets us in the offense,'' McGraw said. ''She did a little bit of everything tonight.''
McBride finished with 16 points and Diggins 11 as the Fighting Irish moved to 23-3 in season openers under McGraw.
Diggins, a senior, knows this is just the first step on a journey she hopes can end with a national title. The Fighting Irish were runners-up last season, l...