Mar 26, 2013; Iowa City, IA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Skylar Diggins (4) is fouled by Iowa Hawkeyes guard Samantha Logic (22) during the second round of the 2013 NCAA womens basketball tournament at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Notre Dame beat Iowa 74-57. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas Women’s Basketball: Notre Dame Game Preview


On Sunday, the top-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish face the 12th-seeded Kansas Lady Jayhawks of the Norfolk Region in the Women’s NCAA tournament.

The Fighting Irish enter the game with an 33-1 record overall, while Kansas is proving they belong in the tournament, with an 20-13 record. The Jayhawks have defeated fifth-seeded Colorado, and fourth-seeded South Carolina en route to this regional semifinal vs the Irish. Notre Dame has beaten 16th-seeded UT-Martin, and ninth-seeded Iowa.

Notre Dame is led by point guard Skylar Diggins, who averaged 17 points per game this season to go along with six assists. The guard does it all for the Irish. Kayla McBride has come along in the tournament with a couple of strong games, including an 28-point outburst vs the Hawkeyes. Natalie Achonwa leads the team in rebounds. The forward pulled down 14 rebounds in the team’s 2nd-round win.

Kansas will need to be at full speed for a chance to win this game, as Notre Dame is a very good team that doesn’t make mistakes. The Irish’s only loss came to top-ranked Baylor earlier this season. Jayhawks seniors Carolyn Davis and Angel Goodrich will be key in this game.

 

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