Kayla McBride continues to turn in some of her best performances during the biggest games.
The Villa Maria graduate scored a career-high 26 points and hit a huge 3-point shot at the end of the first overtime Monday night to help the Notre Dame women’s basketball team clinch the Big East Conference regular-season title with a 96-87 win over visiting Connecticut in triple overtime. Read a game story from the Associated Press.
She made a 3-point field goal in the final seconds of the first overtime to tie the game and send it to a second overtime. McBride fouled out during the second OT.
McBride, a 5-foot 11-inch junior guard, scored a then-career-high 21 points in the Fighting Irish’s first victory over UConn this season.
She also scored 25 points in a comeback win over nationally ranked Syracuse on Feb. 26. McBride scored her 1,000th career point in that game.
Check out video from the game, including McBride’s big shot at the 4:39 mark of the video.