Notre Dame basketball coach Mike Brey says the Fighting Irish will stay in the Big East for the 2013-14 season before leaving for the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The University of Connecticut women hold in third place in the AP weekly basketball poll, but did receive three first place votes.
The top three teams in the AP weekly women’s basketball poll held onto their spots this week, with UConn at number three,
Shabazz Napier scored 19 points, Tyler Olander scored 12 of his career-high 16 points in the second half and Connecticut ended the game with a 7-0 run to beat No. 17 Notre Dame 65-58 Saturday, ending a 12-game winning streak by the Fighting Irish.
A day after ESPN cameras lingered on her, announcers piled on compliments and at least one pro athlete made an online pass at her, Twitter was still abuzz Tuesday about former Miss Alabama Katherine Webb, who is dating Crimson Tide championship quarterback AJ McCarron.
Kayla McBride scored 21 points and Skylar Diggins added 19 to help No. 5 Notre Dame upset top-ranked Connecticut 73-72 on Saturday in the Big East conference opener for both teams.
Louisville, which has three starters back from last season’s Final Four, is the unanimous choice for first place in the Big East coaches’ poll.
Connecticut and Notre Dame are reportedly in negotiations to play a football game at Fenway Park in Boston.
Notre Dame is leaving the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports but football.
Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said he is encouraged by the Big East’s hiring of Mike Aresco as its new commissioner.