UPDATE: Notre Dame women's basketball: Irish race past Kentucky, 92-83
and drove inside. In a split-second, Drake's drive turned into an
inspired moment for the opposition.
Devereaux Peters swatted away Drake's shot. Peters then went
coast-to-coast, sprinting down court to lead the fastbreak, reaching
back to take a pass from Skylar Diggins and connecting on a layup in
Likewise, No. 3 Notre Dame went the distance, using an 11-0 run late
in the game to gut out a 92-83 victory against No. 8 Kentucky Sunday
afternoon in a college women's basketball blockbuster.
Skylar Diggins highlighted the 11-0 Irish run that saw Notre Dame go
from a 75-74 deficit with 5:08 left, to an 85-75 lead. Diggins hit a
crucial dagger from the right corner, a 3-pointer off of a
drive-and-kick from Brittany Mallory. Diggins' shot gave the Irish an
81-75 lead and had the sold-out Purcell Pavilion crowd of 9,149
roaring. She then dashed inside and stole the Kentucky inbounds pass,
setting up a pair of Natalie Novosel free throws for an 83-75 lead.
"That was the nail in the coffin," Irish coach Muffet McGraw said of
Diggins' 3. "I thought the 3 was huge, and then to come up with the