5 things to know about Arike Ogunbowale who is of Nigerian descent

Behind monster day from Teaira McCowan, Mississippi State is back in the NCAA women's final

Behind monster day from Teaira McCowan, Mississippi State is back in the NCAA women's final

With three seconds left, the Irish inbounded the ball. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish defeated the Connecticut Huskies 91-89.

Arike Ogunbowale did it again.

Ogunbowale's father, Gregory, is from Nigeria, where he played football and rugby while her mother, Yolanda, is an American-born teacher who was a softball pitcher.

The Bulldogs held the Irish to just three points in the second quarter - the fewest points in any regulation period in Final Four history.

Like an elite marathoner, Ogunbowale warmed up to her performance, scoring 16 of her 18 points in the second half.

The two teams traded blows down the stretch but neither team could gain separation, as the game was knotted at 58 with 46 seconds left. Notre Dame's Marina Mabrey turned the ball over on the ensuing possession, which was followed by Morgan William turning the ball back over to the Irish.

"She scored 55 points in the semifinal of that state tournament, which is a state record that stands to this day", Bartel said. Notre Dame (35-3) overcame a 13-point halftime deficit to beat Mississippi State, which lost for the second straight year in the national championship game. Facing the Soviet Union in a series with great geopolitical relevance, Henderson scored game-winning goal in the final three contests to lead Team Canada to victory. The Irish's drought went a little longer as they didn't get on board in the quarter until 3:03 left.

Shaeffer said the changes in the Irish offense were even simpler than that, however: They just drove to the basket and got to the line.

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Notre Dame crushed Mississippi State's hope of winning a championship Sunday. And that trend continued on Sunday.

Senior associate athletics director John Heisler has been covering the Notre Dame sports scene since 1978. The Bulldogs had to rely nearly exclusively on Vivians and McCowan, who combined for 18 of Mississippi State's 28 points after halftime. The Bulldogs took a 58-53 lead at the 2:01 mark on a Roshunda Johnson trifecta. "She made a great shot". That gave Miss State with 10 ticks on the clock, but Young was able to pick William's pocket at midcourt. Two days earlier, their game with the University of CT ended similarly.

Earlier today, former CT standout Rebecca Lobo, who was paired with former Monarch and current Washington Wizards analyst Kara Lawson for TNT's telecast, tweeted out her thoughts on the weekend: "I feel so lucky to have witnessed the most epic Final Four the women's game has ever seen". Ogunbowale's shot as time expired sealed a 61-58 victory for Notre Dame.

At the same time, the 6-foot-7 McCowan and Victoria Vivians were powering the Bulldogs.

Vivians led all scorers with 21 points but took only two shots in the fourth quarter, making one.

Azubuike, who is Kansas 280-pound power centre, finished the first half with four points on 2-of-4 shooting to go along with three rebounds.

The unofficial theme song of the women's Final Four (via ESPN) was "What About Us?" by Pink.

Now Vic Schaefer will try to keep the Bulldogs among the nation's elite with a very different roster next season. Mississippi State fell to SC 67-55 in last year's championship game.

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