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SportBaylor holds off Notre Dame 82-81 for women's title

03:40  08 april  2019
03:40  08 april  2019 Source:   ap.org

Women's Final Four semifinal breakdown: Baylor vs. Oregon and Connecticut vs. Notre Dame

Women's Final Four semifinal breakdown: Baylor vs. Oregon and Connecticut vs. Notre Dame Breaking down the matchups of national powers Connecticut, Notre Dame and Baylor, along with newcomer Oregon, at the Women's Final Four.

Notre Dame women headed back to title game after late rally to knock off UConn. Notre Dame rallies late for 81 -76 win over UConn, will play Baylor in After holding Katie Lou Samuelson scoreless in the first half, Notre Dame watched her hit for 15 points in the third quarter, including a pair of 3-pointers.

Notre Dame (35-3), which has defeated the Huskies in the semifinals each of the last two years, now owns 999 victories all-time. It seeks its milestone triumph in Sunday’ s championship against Baylor . Irish senior Arike Ogunbowale scored 21 of her 23 points in the second half, including 12 in the final

Baylor holds off Notre Dame 82-81 for women's title© AP Notre Dame guard Arike Ogunbowale (24) drives to the basket as Baylor guard Juicy Landrum (20)defends, during the first half of the Final Four championship game of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Baylor recovered after blowing a 17-point lead and losing a star player, beating Notre Dame 82-81 for the NCAA women's basketball championship Sunday night when 2018 tournament hero Arike Ogunbowale missed a foul shot in the final seconds.

Chloe Jackson made a layup to put Baylor ahead with 3.9 seconds left. Notre Dame called timeout and inbounded to Ogunbowale, whose buzzer-beating jumper in the championship game lifted Notre Dame to last year's title. Ogunbowale was fouled trying for a layup, then missed the first of two free throws. She made the second, but the Irish never got the ball back.

Brown, Cox lead Baylor over Oregon 72-67 into women's final

Brown, Cox lead Baylor over Oregon 72-67 into women's final Brown, Cox lead Baylor over Oregon 72-67 into women's final

Notre Dame (35-3), which has defeated the Huskies in the semifinals each of the last two years, now owns 999 victories all-time. It seeks its milestone triumph in Sunday’ s championship against Baylor . Irish senior Arike Ogunbowale scored 21 of her 23 points in the second half, including 12 in the final

The Notre Dame team celebrates at the end of the team' s 81 -76 win over Connecticut during a Final Kalani Brown scored 22 points and Lauren Cox added 21 as the Lady Bears (36-1) held off Final Now, Baylor has a chance to win its third national title with her in charge. The 56-year-old coach, in

The Lady Bears (37-1) won their first championship in seven years.

Baylor was able to pull off the win without star forward Lauren Cox, who injured her knee late in the third quarter. The Irish were able to rally from a 14-point deficit in the third quarter to tie the game at 78.

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