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    2010-11 Notre Dame Women's Basketball Season Timeline

    LogoMarch 28, 2010
    Oklahoma Outlasts Notre Dame in Overtime, 77-72
    Nyeshia Stevenson hit a 3-pointer from the corner with 4.4 seconds left in overtime and third-seeded Oklahoma knocked off second-seeded Notre Dame 77-72 on Sunday night to reach the regional finals for the second year in a row and the third time in school history. (read more)

    LogoMay 12, 2010
    Carol Owens Named Associate Women's Basketball Coach At Notre Dame
    Carol Owens, who enjoyed tremendous success for 10 seasons as an assistant and associate women's basketball coach at the University of Notre Dame, will fill that role once again, as she has been named associate coach for the Fighting Irish, head coach Muffet McGraw announced Wednesday. (read more)

    Coach Muffet McGraw


    LogoJuly 10, 2010
    Muffet McGraw Elected To Women's Basketball Hall Of Fame
    Notre Dame head women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw, the 2001 consensus national coach of the year and winner of more than 600 games in her illustrious career, today was named to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. (read more)

    LogoSeptember 28, 2010
    Skylar Diggins Chosen To Participate In ESPNW Retreat
    Notre Dame women's basketball sophomore guard Skylar Diggins is among a select group of influential figures from around the world of sports who have been invited to participate in the inaugural ESPNW Retreat Thursday and Friday at the Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif. (read more)

    LogoOctober 21, 2010
    Fighting Irish Ranked Fourth In BIG EAST Preseason Coaches' Poll
    The Notre Dame women's basketball team has been selected to finish fourth in the BIG EAST Conference in 2010-11, according to a preseason vote of the league's 16 head coaches released Thursday morning during the annual BIG EAST Women's Basketball Media Day at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. (read more)

    LogoNovember 12, 2010
    No. 12 Irish Open Season With 99-48 Win Over New Hampshire
    Devereaux Peters had a career-high 23 points and eight rebounds in only 14 minutes, and No. 12 Notre Dame opened the season by cruising past New Hampshire 99-48 in a record-setting rout Friday. (read more)

    LogoNovember 18, 2010
    No. 12 Irish Lose To No. 15 Bruins, 86-83 In Double OT
    Darxia Morris scored five points in the second overtime and came up with a big steal to help No. 15 UCLA beat No. 12 Notre Dame 86-83 on Thursday night. (read more)

    Skylar Diggins


    LogoNovember 21, 2010
    No. 12 Irish Fall Just Short to No. 9 Kentucky, 81-76
    Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw glanced at the stat sheet at halftime, saw No. 9 Kentucky was struggling from 3-point range and told her team to let the Wildcats keep shooting. Bad idea. Kentucky guard Keyla Snowden got hot, redshirt freshman Bernisha Pinkett did, too, and Victoria Dunlap did the rest, as Kentucky held off the 12th-ranked Irish 81-76 on Sunday. (read more)

    LogoDecember 1, 2010
    Fighting Irish Fall To Lady Bears, 76-65
    Brooklyn Pope provided quite a boost for Brittney Griner and second-ranked Baylor. Pope had 20 points with 14 rebounds and got her three assists on baskets by Griner, and the Lady Bears withstood a quick second-half surge by No. 16 Notre Dame for a 76-65 victory Wednesday night. (read more)

    LogoDecember 29, 2010
    No. 16 Irish Top Gonzaga, 70-61
    Natalie Novosel scored a career-high 27 points and No. 16 Notre Dame beat Gonzaga 70-61 on Wednesday night. Skylar Diggins added 19 for Notre Dame (10-3), including a clinching 3-pointer from the corner with 1:46 remaining that put the Irish up by seven. (read more)

    LogoJanuary 8, 2011
    No. 13 Notre Dame Falls in Final Seconds to No. 2 Connecticut, 79-76
    Faris scored a career-high 20 points, including a layup with 14 seconds left that allowed No. 2 Connecticut to escape with a 79-76 victory over No. 13 Notre Dame on Saturday. Maya Moore added 31 points, eight rebounds and two blocks for the Huskies, whose victory was only their second by single digits this season. (read more)

    Natalie Novosel


    LogoJanuary 18, 2011
    No. 11 Irish Overpower No. 16 Georgetown, 80-58
    Skylar Diggins scored 17 of her 22 points in the first half and added six assists to lead No. 11 Notre Dame to an 80-58 win over No. 16 Georgetown on Tuesday night. (read more)

    LogoFebruary 12, 2011
    #8 Irish Dominate Rutgers in Pink Zone Victory, 71-49
    Rutgers could only withstand No. 8 Notre Dame's pressure for so long. Rutgers remained within striking distance for the first 30 minutes, but Notre Dame's press finally cracked the Scarlet Knights and the Fighting Irish went on a 16-3 run midway through the second half for a 71-49 victory Saturday. (read more)

    LogoFebruary 28, 2011
    No. 7 Notre Dame Drops Heartbreaker to No. 12 DePaul, 70-69
    Felicia Chester was positioned under the basket and suddenly had the ball in her hands with 5 seconds left and her team trailing. And the DePaul senior found a way to get the Blue Devils the win. (read more)

    LogoFebruary 19, 2011
    No. 8 Irish Defeated by No. 2 Huskies, 78-57
    Freshman Bria Hartley had been struggling on offense so she changed her approach and just took what she was given. The move worked as she scored a career-high 29 points to help No. 2 Connecticut to a 78-57 win over eighth-ranked Notre Dame on Saturday. (read more)

    LogoFebruary 20, 2011
    Skylar Diggins Named Semifinalist For Nation's Top Point Guard Award
    Notre Dame sophomore guard Skylar Diggins (South Bend, Ind./Washington) is among a group of 11 players who have been selected as semifinalists for the 2011 Nancy Lieberman Award, given to the nation's top point guard, it was announced Saturday by the award's organizer, the Rotary Club of Detroit. Diggins is the only underclass player among the 11 remaining nominees, joining eight seniors and two juniors in contention for this year's award. (read more)

    Devereaux Peters


    LogoFebruary 22, 2011
    #8 Irish Rout #19 West Virginia, 72-60
    Notre Dame's constant layup drill more than made up for its sloppiness against West Virginia. Natalie Novosel scored 22 points and the No. 8/7 Irish overcame 30 turnovers to beat the No. 19/18 Mountaineers 72-60 Tuesday night. (read more)

    LogoMarch 3, 2011
    Four Irish Earn All-BIG EAST Honors; Novosel, Peters Claim Specialty Awards
    Following its tie for second place in this year's BIG EAST Conference race, the No. 7/8 Notre Dame women's basketball team was recognized for its efforts with numerous individual honors on Thursday, as the league office announced this year's all-conference and all-freshman teams, as well as several specialty awards. (read more)

    LogoMarch 7, 2011
    #10 Irish Secure Championship Spot With 71-67 Win Over #9 DePaul
    Skyler Diggins gets a chance to lead the Irish to their first title as No. 10 Notre Dame will face UConn for the championship Tuesday night. (read more)

    LogoMarch 8, 2011
    #10 Irish Fall to #1 Huskies in Big East Championship, 73-64
    Maya Moore's final BIG EAST championship was the most gratifying of her outstanding career. Moore, who has never lost in the conference tournament, scored 22 points to help No. 1 Connecticut beat 10th-ranked Notre Dame 73-64 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight BIG EAST championship. (read more)

    Brittany Mallory


    LogoMarch 14, 2011
    Notre Dame Earns 16th Consecutive NCAA Women's Basketball Championship Berth
    For the 16th consecutive season, and the 18th time in school history, Notre Dame has earned a berth in the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship. The Fighting Irish are the No. 2 seed in the Dayton Region and will play 15th-seeded Utah (the Mountain West Conference tournament champion) at approximately 6:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. MT) Saturday at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. (read more)

    LogoMarch 16, 2011
    Notre Dame Women's Basketball Trio Earns All-Region Honors
    For the second consecutive year (and the second time in school history), three Notre Dame women's basketball players have earned all-region status in the same season and now are in position to contend for places on the 2011 State Farm Coaches' All-America Team, it was announced Wednesday afternoon by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The Fighting Irish are one of only three programs in the country (along with Baylor and Stanford) to field three all-region honorees this season, and Notre Dame is the only school in the land to have three all-region selections each of the last two years. (read more)

    LogoMarch 17, 2011
    Irish need Diggins and Devereaux
    There are two musts for Notre Dame's women's basketball team to make a deep run in the NCAA tournament: sophomore guard Skylar Diggins must direct the offense and center Devereaux Peters has to stay in the game. (read more)

    LogoMarch 19, 2011
    Fighting Irish At The NCAA Championship - Day 1
    The Notre Dame women's basketball team has wrapped up its first full day of activity in Salt Lake City, as the No. 2 seed Fighting Irish prepare for Saturday's NCAA Championship opener against 15th-seeded Utah at the Huntsman Center on the scenic Utah campus in the Beehive State's capital city. (read more)

    LogoMarch 19, 2011
    Irish Turn Down Utes 67-54, Advance to NCAA Second Round
    Notre Dame's Brittany Mallory had no points and one assist in Saturday's 67-54 first-round NCAA tournament win over Utah. What won't show in the stats was her defensive effort in cooling off the hot-shooting Iwalani Rodrigues. (read more)

    Becca Bruszewski


    LogoMarch 22, 2011
    No. 2 Seed Irish Battle Past Temple to Advance, 77-64
    Notre Dame had the impressive NCAA tourney resume. With a dominating inside game Monday night, the Fighting Irish just padded it some more. Their 77-64 victory over Temple advanced the Irish to the regional semifinals for the ninth time, and second in a row. (read more)

    LogoMarch 23, 2011
    Three Irish Players Named State Farm Coaches All-America Finalists
    For the first time in program history, three Notre Dame women's basketball players -- sophomore guard Skylar Diggins (South Bend, Ind./Washington), junior guard Natalie Novosel (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic) and senior forward Devereaux Peters (Chicago, Ill./Fenwick) -- have been selected among the 40 finalists for the State Farm Coaches' All-America Team. (read more)

    LogoMarch 26, 2011
    #9/7 Irish Proceed to Regional Finals, Triumph Over #21/20 Oklahoma, 78-53
    Brittany Mallory scored a season-high 20 points, and Notre Dame's defensive pressure forced 24 turnovers and quickly took its toll in a 78-53 win over Oklahoma on Saturday that sent the Fighting Irish to the regional final. (read more)

    LogoMarch 28, 2011
    #9/7 Irish Head to Final Four With 73-59 Victory Over #4 Tennessee
    Diggins scored a season-high 24 points with her clutch left-handed shot, steadying the Fighting Irish through the tough moments of their 73-59 victory over Tennessee for the regional championship on Monday night. (read more)

    LogoMarch 29, 2011
    Skylar Diggins Named AP Third Team All-American
    Less than 24 hours after leading Notre Dame to the third NCAA Women's Final Four appearance in school history, sophomore guard Skylar Diggins (South Bend, Ind./Washington) collected another major honor, earning recognition as a third-team All-America selection by the Associated Press, it was announced Tuesday. (read more)

    Natalie Achonwa


    LogoMarch 31, 2011
    #9/7 Irish Take On #1 Connecticut In NCAA Final Four Sunday Night
    Notre Dame will be making its third NCAA Women's Final Four appearance, having split two prior national semifinal contests. The Fighting Irish will be playing an opponent four times in the same season for the second time (read more)

    LogoApril 2, 2011
    Skylar Diggins Named To State Farm Coaches' All-America Team
    Notre Dame sophomore guard Skylar Diggins (South Bend, Ind./Washington) has been selected to the 2011 State Farm Coaches' All-America Team, it was announced Saturday by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) in a press conference at the Westin Hotel in Indianapolis, site of this year's NCAA Women's Final Four. (read more)

    LogoApril 3, 2011
    Irish Advance to Championship, Topple Top-Ranked UConn 72-63
    Shot for shot, play for play, Skylar Diggins matched Maya Moore when it mattered most and Notre Dame will now play for a national championship behind their fearless young leader. (read more)

    LogoApril 5, 2011
    Notre Dame-Texas A&M Preview
    Already packed with one surprise after another, the NCAA women's tournament has one big dose of intrigue left when Notre Dame and Texas A&M play for the championship. The traditional powers - Tennessee, Connecticut, Stanford - are all gone, only the second time ever the title game won't have a No. 1 seed in it. But there's a budding star in Irish standout Skylar Diggins, a new participant in the Aggies and an entertaining, outspoken coach in Texas A&M's Gary Blair. (read more)

    LogoApril 5, 2011
    Irish Fall in Title Game, 76-70, to Texas A&M
    Danielle Adams scored 22 of her 30 points in a dominating second half Tuesday night to help the Aggies beat Notre Dame 76-70 and bring the women's title back to College Station and the former all-male military academy. (read more)

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