Notre Dame v Mississippi State

Notre Dame Wins Women's NCAA Title in Epic Fashion

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Arike Ogunbowale knew she would hit it. After all, she’d done it to UConn just 48 hours before. This time, the junior guard’s three-pointer in the final second sealed a 61-58 comeback victory over Mississippi State, giving the Fighting Irish their second ever women’s basketball title. Below, a look at the epic shot — and the insanity that followed...

Ogunbowale releases her last-second heave over Mississippi State's Victoria Vivians. Andy Lyons/Getty Images Ogunbowale releases her last-second heave over Mississippi State's Victoria Vivians. It was her second-straight game winner and a shot for the ages... Evert Nelson/NCAA Photos via Getty Images It was her second-straight game winner and a shot for the ages... ...and she knew it was going in all along. Andy Lyons/Getty Images ...and she knew it was going in all along. Incredible, from every angle. Ben Solomon/NCAA Photos via Getty Images Incredible, from every angle. Morgan William and Mississippi State experienced the agony of defeat in the final for the second straight year. Andy Lyons/Getty Images Morgan William and Mississippi State experienced the agony of defeat in the final for the second straight year. Easter Sunday AND National Hug a Teammate Day. Ben Solomon/NCAA Photos via Getty Images Easter Sunday AND National Hug a Teammate Day. Time to hoist the hardware. Ben Solomon/NCAA Photos via Getty Images Time to hoist the hardware. The Most Outstanding Player shows that championship smile. Tim Nwachukwu/NCAA Photos via Getty Images The Most Outstanding Player shows that championship smile. The confetti rains down on the national champs. Ben Solomon/NCAA Photos via Getty Images The confetti rains down on the national champs. Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw cuts down the nets for the second time in her Hall of Fame career. Ben Solomon/NCAA Photos via Getty Images Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw cuts down the nets for the second time in her Hall of Fame career. Kathryn Westbeld takes her turn with the scissors. Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Kathryn Westbeld takes her turn with the scissors. McGraw gets a victory bath on what was the 800th victory of her 31 years in South Bend. Justin Tafoya/NCAA Photos via Getty Images McGraw gets a victory bath on what was the 800th victory of her 31 years in South Bend. Time to dance coach. Justin Tafoya/NCAA Photos via Getty Images Time to dance coach. The night may end, but the feeling will last forever. Justin Tafoya/NCAA Photos via Getty Images The night may end, but the feeling will last forever.
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