Notre Dame wins NCAA women’s basketball title with last-second shot

Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale is mobbed by teammates after sinking a 3-point basket to defeat Mississippi State 61-58 in the final of the women’s NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale, a second-team All-American, sank a three-pointer at the buzzer to give her team a 61-58 victory over Mississippi State in the finals of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament on Sunday. It was the second title for the Fighting Irish, who also won in 2001 but lost four championship games over five years, from 2011 to 2015. It was the biggest comeback ever in the championship game, after Mississippi State was up 40-25 with six minutes to go in the third quarter. The Irish tied the game by scoring 16 of the last 17 points in that period.

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