Irish and Huskies ready for latest chapter of rivalry
There’s been no better and more entertaining rivalry in women’s college basketball over the past decade than Notre Dame vs. UConn.
From Breanna Stewart’s dominance of the Irish in the Final Four while UConn won four straight national championships to Arike Ogunbowale’s lastsecond shot in overtime of the national semifinals last season, these storied programs have gone toeto-toe on the game’s biggest stage.
This meeting has a different feel: The Irish are the clear favorites.
The top-ranked national champions and No. 2 Huskies play Sunday in South Bend, Ind., in the Jimmy V Classic.
They’ve played evenly over the past eight seasons, splitting 16 games.
Sunday’s game, the 58th meeting between the top two teams in the AP poll, is sold out.