ND Women’s Basketball
McBride, Loyd named to All-Tournament Team
Vicky Jacobsen | Wednesday, April 9, 2014
– Connecticut shot 46.6 percent during Tuesday’s national championship, while Notre Dame shot 35.5 percent. During the second half, the Irish shot just 25.9 percent. During the season, Notre Dame averaged 51 percent from the floor.
– This is Connecticut’s ninth national championship, the most of any women’s basketball program. The Huskies are still undefeated in national championship games. This was their fifth undefeated season.
– Notre Dame went into halftime with a seven-point deficit, but scored just four points in the first 10 minutes of the second half. During that time, Connecticut scored 16 points to open up a 21-point lead. The Irish scored just 20 points in the second half after reaching 38 in the opening period.
– The Irish finished the game with 58 points, their lowest total score of the season. Before Tuesday night, their lowest offensive output came in a 69-53 win over Duke in the ACC tournament title game on March 9.
– Senior guard Kayla McBride and sophomore guard Jewell Loyd were named to the Final Four All-Tournament Team, as were Huskies junior forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and senior center Stefanie Dolson. Huskies sophomore forward Breanna Stewart was named Most Outstanding Player. Dolson finished Tuesday’s game with 17 points and 16 rebounds, while Mosqueda-Lewis and Stewart added 18 and 21 points, respectively.
– No bench? No problem: only six Connecticut players played for more than one minute. All five starters played at least 29 minutes.