Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale is congratulated by teammates as Mississippi State's Blair Schaefer (1) walks away after Ogunbowale made a 3-point basket to defeat Mississippi State 61-58 in the final of the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Photo: Tony Dejak/AP
Photo: Tony Dejak/AP

Notre Dame women win national championship

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Arike Ogunbowale hit a 3-pointer with a tenth of a second left Sunday to give Notre Dame its first women's national championship since 2001. 

The Irish beat Mississippi State 61-58 in the Women's NCAA Tournament final.

Notre Dame rallied from a 30-17 halftime deficit to beat Mississippi State 61-58.

A last-second shot by Ogunbowale also allowed the Irish to top UConn in the national semifinal on Friday.

Notre Dame players hugged and celebrated on the floor as confetti fell from the Nationawide Arena rafters.

Jessica Shepard had 19 points for Notre Dame, and Ogunbowale had 18.

Victoria Vivians scored 21 points and Teaira McCowan had 18 points and 17 rebounds for the Bulldogs.

Notre Dame was playing in its fifth title game in the last eight years. The Irish lost the previous four.

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