Notre Dame / California Post-Game Notes
Raleigh Region - Second Round
This was the second meeting between Notre Dame and California. With the victory the Irish now lead the series, 2-0. The first and only meeting took place on March 18, 2007 in the first round of the NCAA Championship. The Irish were victorious, 62-59.
With the victory, the Irish advance to the NCAA Championship Round of 16 for the 10th time in program history.
Irish head coach Muffet McGraw and the Irish bettered their all-time NCAA Championship record to 34-17.
The tie score, 31-31, at halftime was the fifth time that the Irish were not winning at the break. Notre Dame is 3-2 in such games.
The Irish outrebounded the Golden Bears, 40-35, moving Notre Dame to 30-0 when outrebounding an opponent.
With their first-round victory over Liberty, the Irish lay claim to a victory in 15 separate tournaments during their 17-consecutive NCAA appearance streak, dating back to 1996.