Fingers crossed it’ll be a great match up: Let’s be real, it’s #1 v. #1, coaches who are friend-enemies, teams who are trying to find their identity and make a statement… I’m saying Irish because of experience and home court. But, honestly, who the heck knows! Lucky us! And read up!
Notre Dame site: Top Two Teams to Tangle Wednesday
Notre Dame Insider: ND’s McGraw looks past polls, focuses on progress in showdown with UConn
Swish Appeal: Perfection on the line for No. 1 UConn, No. 2 Notre Dame
Hartford Courant: UConn Vs. Notre Dame: Plenty Of Memorable Games, Moments
Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw still absolutely adores practice, and she always will. It appeals to the puzzle-solving side of her, and how she enjoys the process of finding the right answers.
“I went up to Michigan and spent some time with John Beilein, and it was like Christmas,” McGraw said recently of the Wolverines’ men’s basketball coach. “We had two hours, talking about the 1-3-1. I just love it. I’ll watch YouTube videos about zone offense. I’ll play with the sugar packets at lunch, lining them up. I can’t wait for practice; it’s my favorite part of the day.”
Mechelle: Diggins: McGraw and Auriemma are ‘two of the best basketball minds’
Skylar Diggins knows how much the UConn-Notre Dame game can tell each team about itself. She played in 15 games in the series from 2010-13, and won seven of them with the Fighting Irish.
The rivalry changed, certainly, with Notre Dame going to the ACC and UConn then becoming part of the American Athletic Conference in 2013. But it’s still a measuring-stick game, and Diggins will be courtside at Purcell Pavilion on Wednesday (ESPN2, 7 p.m. ET) to see for herself this No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup.
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