Notre Dame finds the magic touch against UConn, and it starts with defense

Notre Dame finds the magic touch against UConn, and it starts with defense

A near-capacity crowd saw the Irish turn back the team their fans most love to hate and beat the 6-1 Huskies for the first time in South Bend since 2013. The Irish had lost 10 of the last 13 in the series and last topped the Huskies in the Final Four in Tampa, Fla., in 2019. “Well, this is something that I've always dreamt of and the reason why I came back to coach this amazing group and to represent Notre Dame in historical moments like this,” said third-year Irish coach Niele Ivey of the nationally televised Jimmy V Classic event.