Here is what Notre Dame senior Skylar Diggins had to say about the Irish upset of No. 1 UConn on Saturday.
What does it mean to you, beating the No.1 team here?
“It’s a good win for us. We have a lot of basketball still to play this year, but this is a good win to have on our resume. Like I said, we want to continue to get better. We made a lot of mistakes. I’ve got to take care of the ball better. We are going to continue to get better and go over the film and see what we have to do and get ready for South Florida.”
What has this rivalry meant to your college experience?
“I think when we play them, there is a lot on the line, whether it is a BIG EAST Championship or them being ranked higher than us or in the Final Four. This is good for us. The program, the history of the program, how many National Championships they have, how many All-American’s they’ve had that have been successful at the next level. I think a lot of people are afraid of the name on the front of the jersey and I don’t think we are anymore. I thought we did a good job of showing that and being tough.”
Diggins’ freethrows with 49 seconds to play gave Notre Dame its 73-72 win. Despite shooting 4-of-15 from the field in 39 minutes, she had 19 points, six rebounds, five assists, four steals – and seven turnovers.