Huskies fall short Notre Dame 91-89 in OT

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COLUMBUS, Ohio-Teaira McCowan had 21 points and 25 rebounds to help Mississippi State reach the national championship game for the second straight year with a 73-63 overtime win over Louisville on Friday night.

Notre Dame ended the Huskies' unbeaten run as Arike Ogunbowale's jumper from the corner with 1 second left lifted the Irish past UConn, 91-89.

Jackie Young scored a game-high 32 points and had 11 rebounds in the win.

We're guessing Notre Dame will take its chances with the so-called karma gods and continue to celebrate before turning their attention to Mississippi State for Sunday night's national championship game.

UConn's last loss came almost a year ago on March 31, 2017, when it fell to Mississippi State in similar fashion in overtime of the national semifinals. There are no bad teams, no bad players.

Meanwhile, women's college basketball was left to deliberate whether UConn's stumble represented an anomaly or a hint of something larger - the beginning of a shift toward greater parity in the game, which has developed on a track parallel to the men's game.

"I just feel like this year we have execute and finish it out", Vivians said.

"I didn't think we'd have more ACL tears than losses", McGraw said.

Notre Dame turned the ball over with 3.6 seconds left when Jessica Shepard dribbled the ball off her foot. Notre Dame twice grabbed the lead in the third quarter, before Azura Stevens closed it out with a pair of layups that put UConn back ahead.

UConn (37-1) finished two victories shy of a national title, again, two victories shy of another flawless season.

"Big shot by Arike, unbelievable", McGraw said.

"The neat thing about it is after every game in December now I will say to her all the time, 'I'll see you in March.' If I see you in March it will be in the Final Four, so that's cool, " Auriemma said.

The Huskies had five players in double figures, led by Collier's 24.

"I'm so proud of this team", Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw said. The Huskies rallied to win that one 80-71.

Notre Dame is now 4-3 against UConn in the Final Four - and 4-1 in the semifinal contests.

"When I see someone weigh in on our game, that would be like me weighing in on and doing a 30-minute piece on ESPN on curling, and I don't know (expletive) on curling", Auriemma said.

Led by Young, Notre Dame asserted control early with a 15-6 first quarter lead that ballooned to 24-11 in the final minute of the first quarter. "They're a great team, we're a great team, and there's no reason for us to be scared of anybody".

CT (89) Gabby Williams 6-12 0-0 10, Napheesa Collier 11-17 1-1 24, Crystal Dangerfield 3-11 0-0 2, Kia Nurse 4-13 0-0 10, Katie Lou Samuelson 6-12 0-0 16, Azura Stevens 8-12 3-5 19.

The team that pulled off the big upset in last year's women's Final Four has tipped off another one.

Still, the Fighting Irish have plenty of weapons and a balanced attack that features four players who averaged more than 14 points per game this season, led by Ogunbowale.

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