Apr 02 2018
Arike Ogunbowale sinks a game-winning 3-pointer for the Fighting Irish to claim the national championship against the Bulldogs. Game winning shots seem to be routine for Ogunbowale as she also hit the victor to beat UConn 91-89 on Friday.
William will be most remembered for her game-winning, buzzer-beating jumper to beat UConn in last year's national semifinals.
The Nigerian-born, who scored 27 points in Friday's epic semi-final win over the MS, earned most outstanding player honours for the tournament.
Notre Dame broke that mark thanks to the heroics of Ogunbowale, who hit the buzzer-beater Friday night to lift Notre Dame to a 91-89 victory against CT in the national semifinals. Mississippi State started the game against Louisville 0 for 10, then made 25 of its final 52 shots.
Young threw a short pass to Ogunbowale, who ran down the sideline while being closely guarded. For the second time in three days, the player they call "Clutch" did what she does best.
The Bulldogs took advantage of a litany of Notre Dame turnovers to take a 30-17 lead at the half.
"It just felt right", said Ogunbowale, who scored 16 of her 18 points in the second half. "You have to have somebody that has that attitude of, 'I know I have to score, it doesn't matter what happened the last possession, this one's going in'".
It was one of those random weekends or Sunday nights when you're flipping around the dial, come across a game and it draws you win, the energy, the excitement, the drama. They do have size inside with 6'4 Jessica Shepard but she is not much of a shot-blocking presence.
As Ogunbowale (she finished with 18 points) pointed out to Kobe Bryant, her new Twitter buddy, "It's over".
BIG VS. REALLY BIG: Teaira McCowan is Notre Dame's problem now. The junior from Milwaukee nailed a three-pointer that hit nothing but net as she flew toward the baseline. The previous record for a single NCAA tournament was 75. This marks their second national title in program history, the first won in 2001 and both under head coach Muffet McGraw. They trailed by 23 points in the 2nd quarter to Tennessee earlier this season and rallied to win. The Irish managed only three points in the second quarter.
- In what could be the most simplistic key of them all, Mississippi State is good enough and talented enough to win the whole thing if they focus on just doing their thing. Shepard finally tied it at 41 on a put-back with:17 left in the third period. Marina Mabrey hit a 3-pointer from the wing and Young had a shot in the lane to tie it. These two team's haven't met during the season but Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer and company still have tremendous respect for their opponent. Mississippi State lost in the national championship game for the second straight season. Vivians averaged 23 points and 6.5 rebounds, while McCowan averaged 19.5 points and 21 rebounds. It has been a very improbable title run for them after losing four players, including senior standout Lili Thompson, to ACL injuries.
Most of the Mississippi State team ended up in Victoria Vivians' hotel room watching the rowdy end of the Notre Dame-UConn game.
McGraw gave credit where it was due, but said her team's mindset ensured the comeback was always possible.
Apr 01 2018
Joshua earns points win over Parker
Fury watched the fight between Joshua and Parker, and based on what he saw - he believes Wilder would knock Joshua out in style. For the first time in his professional career, Anthony Joshua would see not only the twelfth round, but also the scorecards.
Mar 30 2018
Life is clearly not wasted on our youth
Not only did these chants resonate throughout the city and across the nation, but it also resonated with student Wilder Amato. The easy access Cruz had to purchase this firearm is one of the many reasons America should create stricter gun regulations.
Mar 30 2018
IPhone Update Adds Privacy 'Transparency'
Business Chat: This happens to be a cool new feature that lets users to chat with businesses without revealing their own identity. The new version of iOS will allow you to turn off a controversial "throttling" feature which slows down phones as they age.
Mar 30 2018
Way of the Cross to highlight Good Friday in HdG
This day was God's plan for salvation for His children. "But if it comes from God, the movement will never die". If you were the only person on earth, He would've still done it just for you! You are most welcome to attend.
Mar 30 2018
Trump assails Amazon on taxes, retail competition
USA media report that Trump's criticism of Amazon and Bezos may have stemmed from his misunderstanding of facts and his envy. In Alabama, for example, Amazon runs five Whole Foods stores and a distribution center that opened late past year .
Mar 30 2018
Alex Rodriguez gives bold take on 2018 Yankees
Stanton says his advice for his new teammate is simple. "I would say not try to be better than he was past year ". As a veteran, Stanton isn't expected to miss a beat and he already feels comfortable in the Yankees clubhouse.
Mar 29 2018
Bismarck School Board opens up search for interim superintendent
The school board is expected to vote on next year's modified school start and dismissal times and school bus stops in April. These cuts did not come without a lengthy discussion between board members and faculty.
Mar 27 2018
After the March for Our Lives: What Happens Next?
Katko earns an "A" on the NRA scorecard and has accepted a total $11,900 over three years from the NRA political action committee. One of the demands we heard for our "get tough" legislation was that there should be mandatory minimums for child sex offenders.
Mar 26 2018
Qantas 'very disappointed' by Australian cricket ball-tampering
Another, Giovanni Cettolin, said Smith's lapse of judgement was "definitely not good sportsmanship for an Australian". The ICC then moved swiftly to ban Smith for one test match while Bancroft was given three demerit points.
Mar 25 2018
Survivor marks 6 minutes of strength and silence at rally
President Donald Trump was in Florida for the weekend; a motorcade took him to his West Palm Beach golf club on Saturday morning. Anthony plans to do just that in November's midterm elections.
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