Lady Irish defeat North Carolina A&T in round one of NCAA

It was a big win for the Notre Dame women's basketball team in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

Top seed Notre Dame took down the North Carolina A&T Auggies 95-61 Saturday night.

On Monday, they will continue to round two of the tournament.

“I thought we played a great three quarters — 20 assists and six turnovers at halftime. I thought we really came out well. I thought the starters were really well-prepared and we shot the ball really well. I was happy with our zone offense. Really happy with everything in the first three quarters,” said Coach Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame Coach

Coach McGraw commended the team on the way they worked so well together.

“It just is amazing how unselfish we were. I mean there were times when somebody had a wide open shot and they gave it to somebody for just a little better shot. It’s really fun to watch them play that way when they share the ball. Everybody gets excited they all love to get assists just as much as points. Nobody cares who the leading scorer is,” said Coach Muffet.

Now, the team is looking ahead to Monday’s match up against Indiana/

"We’re excited to play in the second round game. We are just going to go to practice tomorrow, see what the coaches have planned for us and we’re excited,” said Madison Cable.

While the players are focused on that next step in the tournament, fans already have their sights set on the final four-- hopefully meeting up with a familiar foe.

“I think we’ll definitely make it to the final four and of course it would be wonderful to beat Connecticut,” said fan Noelle Barton.

“Oh god please let us win this time! It’s time, it’s time to beat them,” said fan Mimi Klinger.

Notre Dame plays Indiana on Monday at 6:30 p.m.

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