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NCAA Women's championship game: Notre Dame vs. Mississippi State

Notre Dame defeated Mississippi State, 61-58, in a battle of No. 1 seeds in the NCAA women's basketball national championship game on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Arike Ogunbowale #24 of the Notre Dame Fighting
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Arike Ogunbowale #24 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish attempts a lay up against the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs during the third quarter in the championship game of the 2018 NCAA Women's Final Four at Nationwide Arena on April 1, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.

Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale, center, is congratulated by
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Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale, center, is congratulated by teammates Jackie Young, right, and Marina Mabrey (3) after sinking 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.

Kathryn Westbeld #33 of the Notre Dame Fighting
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Kathryn Westbeld #33 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is boxed out by Teaira McCowan #15 of the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs during the third quarter in the championship game of the 2018 NCAA Women's Final Four at Nationwide Arena on April 1, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.

Mississippi State's Victoria Vivians, right, and head coach
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Mississippi State's Victoria Vivians, right, and head coach Vic Schaefer are seen following the final of the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament against Notre Dame, Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Notre Dame won 61-58.

Arike Ogunbowale #24 of the Notre Dame Fighting
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Arike Ogunbowale #24 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish attempts a shot defended by Blair Schaefer #1 of the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs during the third quarter in the championship game of the 2018 NCAA Women's Final Four at Nationwide Arena on April 1, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.

Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale, left, is congratulated by
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Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale, left, is congratulated by teammate Jackie Young after sinking 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.

Teaira McCowan #15 of the Mississippi State Lady
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Teaira McCowan #15 of the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs attempts a shot defended by Kristina Nelson #21 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the second quarter in the championship game of the 2018 NCAA Women's Final Four at Nationwide Arena on April 1, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.

Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale, right, is congratulated by
Photo Credit: AP / Tony Dejak

Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale, right, is congratulated by teammates Jessica Shepard (23) and Jackie Young (5) after sinking 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.

Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale is congratulated by teammates
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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.

Teaira McCowan #15 of the Mississippi State Lady
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Teaira McCowan #15 of the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs reacts against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the third quarter in the championship game of the 2018 NCAA Women's Final Four at Nationwide Arena on April 1, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.

Mississippi State's Teaira McCowan and Notre Dame's Arike
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Mississippi State's Teaira McCowan and Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale (24) reach for the ball during the first half in the final of the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.

Notre Dame's Jackie Young and Mississippi State's Teaira
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Notre Dame's Jackie Young and Mississippi State's Teaira McCowan (15) tip off the first half in the final of the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.

Notre Dame's Jessica Shepard, left, and Mississippi State's
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Notre Dame's Jessica Shepard, left, and Mississippi State's Blair Schaefer reach for a loose ball during the first half in the final of the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.

Mississippi State's Victoria Vivians (35) and Notre Dame's
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Mississippi State's Victoria Vivians (35) and Notre Dame's Kathryn Westbeld (33) reach for a rebound during the first half in the final of the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.

Mississippi State's Roshunda Johnson (11) is defended by
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Mississippi State's Roshunda Johnson (11) is defended by Notre Dame's Marina Mabrey (3) during the first half in the final of the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.

Mississippi State's Teaira McCowan greets fans as the
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Mississippi State's Teaira McCowan greets fans as the team arrives for the championship game against Notre Dame in the Final Four of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.

Notre Dame's Kathryn Westbeld and Kristina Nelson greet
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Notre Dame's Kathryn Westbeld and Kristina Nelson greet fans as they arrive for the final against Mississippi State of the NCAA Final Four women's college basketball tournament Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.

Mississippi State's Teaira McCowan greets fans as the
Photo Credit: AP / Ron Schwane

Mississippi State's Teaira McCowan greets fans as the team arrives for the championship game against Notre Dame in the Final Four of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.

Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw and her husband,
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Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw and her husband, Matt McGraw, arrive for the team's championship game against Mississippi State in the Final Four of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.

Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer arrives for the
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Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer arrives for the championship game against Mississippi State in the Final Four of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.

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