The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame played their first game in the FINAL FOUR without their injured senior captain and leading rebounder Natalie Achonwa (I wish we still had her in the line-up!) -- and all they did was OUTREBOUND Maryland by 29 REBOUNDS!
Folks, that's effort and coaching.
Kayla McBride was FANTASTIC scoring 28 points while sitting the last four plus minutes on the bench -- resting for Tuesday night. The "other" All-American Jewell Loyd scored 16 points and was tied for the team lead with 9 rebounds.
Yet, the player of the game for me was MARKISHA WRIGHT -- all "Keesh" did was score 12 points and grab 9 boards in 23 minutes of playing time.
Now, it's on to Tuesday night and the Championship Final -- the third in four years for the Irish. Let's hope THREE IS THE CHARM!
LINK: ESPN COVERAGE
LINK: GAME HIGHLIGHTS