MARCH MADNESS LIVE: Notre Dame basketball falls to NC State in women's 2022 NCAA Tournament
The No. 5-seeded Notre Dame women's basketball team is set to face No. 1-seed NC State in the Bridgeport Regional, Sweet 16 Round of the NCAA women's tournament.
The Fighting Irish (24-8) have been dominant in its 2022 NCAA Tournament run. Notre Dame is coming in hot off a monstrous, 108-64, win over Oklahoma in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament. Senior guard Dara Mabrey went off for a season-high 29-points, with freshman teammate Sonia Citron following close behind with 25-points.
The Wolfpack (31-3) are also looking to repeat success after defeating Kansas State, 89-57, in the Second Round. Senior guard Kayla Jones led the Wolfpack in scoring, dropping 18-points in her 22-minute outing. The last time NC State made the Elite Eight was in 1998.
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Final Score: NC State 66, Notre Dame 63
An unbelievable comeback by NC State gives the Wolfpack a, 66-63, nail-biting win over Notre Dame.
0:10, 4th Q: NC State 64, Notre Dame 63
And NC State takes the lead after the steal, fastbreak conversion.
0:35, 4th Q: Notre Dame 63, NC State 62
1:13, 4th Q: Notre Dame 63, NC State 59
Plenty of timeouts left for both squads.
4:29, 4th Q: Notre Dame 59, NC State 57
It's a close one in Bridgeport!
8:36, 4th Q: Notre Dame 53, NC State 51
End of 3rd Q: Notre Dame 53, NC State 46
Notre Dame heads into the fourth quarter with a 7-point lead over NC State. Olivia Miles has been a force with 17-points and four rebounds. While NC State center Elissa Cunane leads the Wolfpack with 11-points.
4:56, 3rd Q: Notre Dame 44, NC State 38
NC State's star forward Kayla Jones may be injured. She heads to the bench as officials call an injury timeout. She is 2-of-5 for 5-points on the day.
Halftime: Notre Dame 38, NC State 30
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish outscored NC State 26-to-14 in the second quarter of action. Fighting Irish freshman Olivia Miles currently has 15-points on the day.
0:31, 2nd Q: Notre Dame 38, NC State 30
NC State picking up momentum as the Wolfpack try to close the gap ahead of the half.
4:10, 2nd Q: Notre Dame 31, NC State 26
The Irish are off to a great start in the second quarter, shooting 7-of-7 on the quarter. Olivia Miles is 5-of-7 for 12-points.
End of 1st Q: NC State 16, Notre Dame 12
Notre Dame freshman guard Olivia Miles leads the Irish in scoring with 7-points, but turnovers (5) are hurting the Irish early.
1:50, 1st Q: NC State 14, Notre Dame 10,
Notre Dame Senior forward Maya Dobson heads to the bench early to prevent foul trouble. She has two fouls. NC State is on an 11-3 run.
4:45, 1st Q: Notre Dame 7, NC State 7
Off to an even-kilt start in this Sweet 16 game. NC State is leading on the glass with six rebounds to Notre Dame's five.
5:50, 1st Q: Notre Dame 7, NC State 3
Notre Dame senior guard Dara Mabrey is getting it done early-on for the Irish. She's 2-of-2 for 4-points.