Notre Dame Junior Just Redefined the Clutch Shot

Arike Ogunbowale hits second incredible game-winning basket in 2 days for the championship
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2018 4:03 AM CDT

On Friday, Arike Ogunbowale hit one of the most clutch shots in NCAA women's basketball history with a last-second basket to beat mighty UConn and put Notre Dame in the championship game. How to top that? On Sunday, she hit the most clutch shot in tournament history to give Notre Dame the championship over Mississippi State, according to ESPN. Watch it here.

Her 3-pointer to cinch a 61-58 win "will go down as the greatest last-second shot in championship game history even if there was still one-tenth of a second left on the clock," writes Graham Hayes. "To do that twice in one weekend, the biggest stage in college basketball, it's crazy," Ogunbowale, a junior, acknowledged afterward. The Ringer breaks down the play and "every great thing about it," including Ogunbowale calling for the ball before the shot. (Read more NCAA women's basketball stories.)

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