Posted April 03, 2013 on AP on Fox
Skylar Diggins and the Notre Dame women's team have a whole week to talk about playing Connecticut again. After a near-flawless performance in the second half lifted the Fighting Irish to an 87-76 victory over Duke on Tuesday night, earning them their third straight trip to the Final Four, Diggins and her teammates wanted to drink it in. ''We're enjoying the moment right now,'' the senior said with teammates Natalie Achonwa and Kayla McBride seated beside her and nodding their approval. ''We'll talk about that later.'' Coach Muffet McGraw wasn't biting, either. ''Not tonight,'' she said with a smile when asked to look ahead to another game against the Huskies. The Irish had plenty to celebrate at Old Dominion's Constant Center. Diggins, the flashy left-hander named an All-American for the second year in a row earlier in the day, shook off early foul trouble to score 24 points and the Fighting Irish rallied and...
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