It was a shot of a lifetime and junior guard Arike Ogunbowale nailed it for Notre Dame. She threw a 3-pointer from the corner with 0.1 seconds left on the clock, beating Mississippi State 61-58, and giving Notre Dame its second women’s basketball title Sunday night in Columbus, Ohio.
Notre Dame scored its first title 17 years ago, also on Easter Sunday. Here are some of the best reactions from after the shot fell through. That was an instant classic.
NOTRE DAME WINS THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE BUZZER pic.twitter.com/uv5zkr4Bj3
— Taylor Ashbrook (@taylor_ashbrook) April 2, 2018
From my seat pic.twitter.com/7ngRPWabJS
— Michelle Smith (@macsmith413) April 2, 2018
I'm such a fan of the announcer camera. Adam Amin, Kara Lawson, and Rebecca Lobo are national treasures. pic.twitter.com/9CDini9Qjz
— Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) April 2, 2018
“We just kept fighting, and thank you, Jesus, on Easter Sunday,” Notre Dame Coach Muffet McGraw told The New York Times.
Ogunbowale was named the most outstanding player in the come-from-behind victory. She scored 16 of her 18 points in the second half. What an amazing shot. There’s nothing better in sports than the buzzer beater.