Notre Dame band honors championship winning women's basketball team

Arike Ogunbowale lifts the trophy after Notre Dame beat Mississippi State to win the 2018 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship.
Arike Ogunbowale lifts the trophy after Notre Dame beat Mississippi State to win the 2018 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship.

Notre Dame’s band couldn’t help celebrating two of their storied programs on Saturday night against Stanford.

The football team had a 21-14 lead over the Cardinal heading into half-time, when the band, led by women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw, stepped into formation – a championship winning formation.

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Last spring, McGraw and the women’s basketball team won the 2018 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship behind not one, but two Arike Ogunbowale buzzer beaters.

The first was against arch-rival and No. 1 seed UConn in overtime:


And then she did it again in the finals against the Bulldogs:


The band recreated the title-winning shot on the field – complete with play-by-play calling by the announcers.


If that weren’t enough, Ogunbowale was also honored for her ACC Female Athlete of the Year Award.

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