McBride, Notre Dame to meet UConn in Final Four tonight

   April 7, 2013 1:37 pm

 

Kayla McBride was named an All-America team for the second time this season on Friday. AP PHOTO

Kayla McBride was named to an All-America team for the second time this season Friday. AP PHOTO

Villa Maria graduate Kayla McBride and the Notre Dame women’s basketball team will meet archrival Connecticut in the Final Four tonight.

The Fighting Irish (35-1) will go for their third straight appearance in the NCAA championship game and will attempt to beat UConn (33-4) for the fourth consecutive time this season. Today’s game is scheduled to tip off at 8:30 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN.

The winner will advance to Tuesday night’s title game against the winner of tonight’s first game between Louisville (28-8) and California (32-3), which is set for a 6:30 start.

McBride, a 5-foot 11-inch junior guard, has been one a roll lately after playing three of her best games against UConn. McBride joined teammate Skylar Diggins on the 10-player Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-America Team Friday. Earlier, she was named a third-team All-American by the Associated Press.

Read previous McBride posts on the On Campus blog.

Check out Notre Dame’s preview video:

 

Also, take a look at the Fighting Irish at the Final Four:

 

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