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  Fighting Irish center Ruth Riley shot 70 percent from the floor and 71 percent from the free throw line. AP

Ruthless

Notre Dame defeats 68-66 Purdue for title

It took her more than eight minutes to make her first field goal, but national player of the year Ruth Riley finished with 28 points, including two free throws in the final seconds, as Notre Dame defeated Purdue 68-66 for the national championship. Purdue had a chance to tie the game in the final five seconds, but senior All-America Katie Douglas' jumper bounced off the rim. The Fighting Irish, a favorite entering the tournament, trailed by eight at halftime. Hometown hero Niele Ivey orchestrated a second-half rally, propelling Notre Dame to its first national title.

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Notre Dame rallies to defeat defending champion UConn
Notre Dame defeated Connecticut in the third meeting of the Big East rivals.
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Notre Dame survives Vandy to reach Final Four
Ruth Riley scored 32 points as top-seeded Notre Dame beat Vanderbilt 72-64 on Monday night.
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Semifinal
Inside-outside combo lifts Vandy over Iowa State
Notre Dame, Riley dominate Utah

Second Round
No. 1 Notre Dame rolls past Michigan 88-54
No. 2 Iowa State defeats Florida State 85-70
Vanderbilt holds off Colorado 65-59
Utah advances with 78-69 win vs. Iowa

First Round
Displaced Iowa takes down Oregon in overtime
Notre Dame crushes Alcorn State 98-49
Iowa State crushes Howard 100-61
No. 6 Colorado advances to second round
FSU rallies to defeat Tulane 72-70
Michigan defeats Virginia 81-71 in OT
Utah rolls to 79-57 victory against Fairfield
Vandy defeats Idaho State 83-57


 

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