Long-time loyal readers of HLS know that I’m a numbers guy. After Notre Dame’s national title victory last night, quite a few numbers ran through my head.
There was the deficit the Irish came back from (15). The record low number of points that Notre Dame scored in the second quarter that caused said deficit (3). Muffet McGraw’s career win total (800). The amount of bullshit seconds added back to the clock to halt the Irish celebration (0.1).
However, the numbers that truly stick out, and define the season, can be sorted in a simple, clean countdown from four to one:
3 – Losses all season.
2 – Comebacks sealed with clutch game-winners from Arike Ognbowale.
Clutch. Clutch AGAIN.
— NCAA (@NCAA) April 2, 2018
1 – Legendary coach that deserves a damn statue for this title run (and, as a bonus, how about we give her one pair of national title heels to wear on the sideline, especially in front of Geno).
PURE JUBILATION. pic.twitter.com/M6eY53YFvn
— NCAA WBB (@ncaawbb) April 2, 2018
Well done, ladies!
— Notre Dame WBB (@ndwbb) April 2, 2018