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Notre Dame Women's Basketball to Face UConn in National Championship

Tuesday night, the Notre Dame Women's Basketball team will face one of its fiercest rivals, the UConn Huskies.

They defeated Notre Dame last season in the National Championship game.

This time around, the Irish are looking for revenge.

Head Coach Muffet McGraw has led the team to four NCAA Championship games in the last five seasons, but not one of those times have they pulled off a win.

Her players say Tuesday night is their chance to do it for their coach.

The Irish are a young team this year.

Not one of the five starters is a senior this season.

Notre Dame says that's a good thing.

They say their youth has allowed them a lot of potential that they haven't quite reached yet.

They also say it relieves some of the pressure they've felt going into these big games in recent years.

Sophomore guard Lindsay Allen hopes to see her team peak in this year's National Championship.

"Each game we're trying to paint our masterpiece and each game we're getting closer and closer and closer," said Allen. "I think this would just be a great time for us to peak during a National Championship game."

The Irish will be the first team in the ACC to play in a National Championship game in back-to-back seasons when they face the Huskies Tuesday night.

Tip off is set for 8:30 p.m. and will air on ESPN. 

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