COLUMBUS, OH – APRIL 01: Arike Ogunbowale #24 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrates after scoring the game winning basket with 0.1 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to defeat the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs in the championship game of the 2018 NCAA Women's Final Four at Nationwide Arena on April 1, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish defeated the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs 61-58. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
8:07 AM 04/02/2018
Notre Dame won the womens basketball national title Sunday night, and phenom guard Arike Ogunbowale might be the most clutch player in the game.
I must admit that I have next to no interest in womens basketball, but I cant get enough of Ogunbowale. Shes never seen a shot she didnt love. The star guard upset UConn with an unbelievable shot and then two days later murdered Mississippi State.
ARIKE OGUNBOWALE JUST WON NOTRE DAME THE 2018 NATIONAL TITLE! pic.twitter.com/ZCNhyF1uIf
— ESPN (@espn) April 2, 2018
Deja Vu for UConn
— The Sports Quotient (@SportsQuotient) March 31, 2018
I cant even begin to tell you how much I love this womans game. Just fearless and bold at all turns. Do you have any idea how big of balls you need to have in order to pull up for shots like these in the biggest games of your life? Most dudes in the NBA dont want the ball at the end of the game, and Ogunbowale is out here shredding souls. That type of mentality is one youre born with. You simply cant teach it.
Shes actually a bit of a legend back home in Wisconsin. She dropped onto the national stage after lighting up the state tournament a few years back. I had completely forgotten about her until I saw her hit that shot against UConn.
What an incredible moment for her team and family, which includes her NFL and Badger brother, Dare.
My baby sister
— Dare Ogunbowale (@DGO23_) April 2, 2018
Hell of a win for ND and it happened in the most exciting way possible. Im still not big into womens basketball, but youre an idiot if you dont love what Ogunbowale has done over the past couple days. Her place in basketball history is secured. I hope the whole city of Milwaukee and state of Wisconsin are out here celebrating because we produced the most exciting womens basketball player in my lifetime.