Monday, March 4, 2013
It was a classic. Two of the top three teams in the country -- going 3 OT's before the IRISH pull away and win by a score of 96 - 87.
Notre Dame became the first team in two decades to beat UCONN six times in a seven game period. IMPRESSIVE!
Skylar Diggins played every one of the 55 minutes in her last game in front of the hometown crowd -- a gutsy, gutsy performance!
Skylar and Kayla McBride each put up big numbers -- Diggins scored 29 and Kayla put in 26 before fouling out in the 2nd overtime.
Here's a video of Skylar talking to the crowd before leaving the Purcell Pavilion floor for the last time in a Notre Dame uniform.
LINK: POST GAME PRESS CONFERENCE
LINK: GAME HIGHLIGHTS
LINK: ESPN COVERAGE
LINK: PHOTO GALLERY
Posted by Jim Small at 10:25 PM
At approximately 11:57 AM ET today, a Notre Dame fan from Hastings, Nebraska -- became unique visitor #600,000 at the ND GO IRISH BLOG!
Not bad for "one guy" on a MAC -- since its launch 1,133 days ago...
To put this in perspective -- if the ND GO IRISH BLOG were a city, a population of 600,000 would place it as the 28th largest city in AMERICA! Here's a snapshot:
- #25: Washington, D.C. -- 617,996
- #26: Nashville, TN -- 609,644
- #27: Louisville, KY -- 602,011
- #28: ND GO IRISH BLOG -- 600,000
- #29: Milwaukee, WI -- 597,867
- #30: Portland, OR -- 593,820
Thanks for making the ND GO IRISH BLOG one of your daily sources for positive news about Notre Dame and its students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents and friends/fans !
Posted by Jim Small at 1:04 PM
Notre Dame All-American and "ALL EVERYTHING" Skylar Diggins -- will play in her last game in front of the home crowd and home town tonight.
And, she couldn't have a better opponent -- UCONN.
It's #2 vs. #3 -- on the last night of the BIG EAST season. Plenty at stake including BIG EAST and NCAA Tournament seeding -- going to be quite an evening at Purcell Pavilion. You can watch tonight's game on ESPN2 -- tip off slated for 7 PM ET.
Here's what the media has to say about Skylar and tonight's contest:
LINK: NEW YORK TIMES
LINK: CONNECTICUT POST
LINK: SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE
Posted by Jim Small at 10:12 AM