Arike Ogunbowale has solidified herself as a legend following an incredible performance down the stretch in the 2018 NCAA women’s basketball tournament. First, Ogunbowale helped knock off UConn with a buzzer-beater in the Final Four, before once again coming through in the clutch during the national championship.
Ogunbowale nailed an insane three-pointer from the corner as time was running out to give the Fighting Irish their first national championship in 17 years.
It was a stunning shot that came out of nowhere to knock off Mississippi State, and it was so crazy that even the ESPN announcers were left speechless.
Check out the reactions from Adam Amin, Kara Lawson, and Rebecca Lobo:
I’m such a fan of the announcer camera. Adam Amin, Kara Lawson, and Rebecca Lobo are national treasures. pic.twitter.com/9CDini9Qjz
— Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) April 2, 2018
That is what March Madness is all about.
Rebecca Lobo couldn’t believe what she just saw, Adam Amin lost his mind, and Kara Lawson sat stone-faced at the miraculous shot. She joked about her reaction after the game.
Notre Dame reached the national title game out of the Spokane Regional, with wins over Cal State Northridge, Villanova, Texas A&M and Oregon. The Fighting Irish then stunned the UConn women’s basketball team in the Final Four.
Mississippi State, meanwhile, dominated the Kansas City Regional, blowing out all of the opponents in their way. The Bulldogs knocked off Nicholls State, Oklahoma State, North Carolina State and UCLA before a thrilling win over Louisville in the Final Four.