ND fans watch women punch ticket to Final Four - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

ND fans watch women punch ticket to Final Four

Posted:

It was kind of a slow start to the game, but after half time, things started heating up where folks were watching at O'Rourkes.

Notre Dame really pulled away, winning 87 to 76 after being down by six at halftime.

One person watching the game said it was almost as if the Irish were just toying with Duke the first half and then really unloaded.

Fans say the set up for this game was particularly interesting. They say Baylor's loss on Sunday was a huge game changer for Notre Dame, whether that was added pressure or a better shot at a national title.

Either way, they said they had all the confidence in Muffet McGraw's squad to pull out a win Tuesday and head to the Final Four.

"They had 'the' most dominant player of women's basketball. It was great 'D' that did it. I don't know if it made pressure for Notre Dame, but it opened up a hole for them. I think it's gonna be a good year," says Notre Dame fan Don Malott.

Notre Dame Alum, Roger Holzgrafe says,  "I think there probably is (pressure) and plus they'll play Connecticut is also pressure so It's a tough one."

Fans say, win or lose, it's been another great season for the Notre Dame women.

They've watched the hometown girl, Skylar Diggins, grow and say there are some really great girls on the team both on the court and off.

"The girls are absolutely the best. We watched the practice and after it was over, Skylar came up and shook everyone's hand and talked to them individually," says Notre Dame Alum, Art Dobson.

Holzgrafe says,"They're fantastic. Every one of them is a great player and one of the things about Notre Dame, they're all student athletes, so they're good in the classroom as well."

Baylor may be out, but Notre Dame still on an uphill battle. The Irish play U-Conn next. Fans say they're nervous about that.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Man calls police due to suspicious package

    Man calls police due to suspicious package

    A man called the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department this morning fearing a suspicious package was a bomb. He described the package as having a battery pack and a blinking red light lying on his desk at his place job at the MSC Industrial Supply distribution center in Elkhart. The employee was concerned about the item and took it outside and threw it in a ditch on the north side of the business. Officers arrived and evacuated the immediate area as a precautionary measure.More >>
    A man called the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department this morning fearing a suspicious package was a bomb. He described the package as having a battery pack and a blinking red light lying on his desk at his place job at the MSC Industrial Supply distribution center in Elkhart. The employee was concerned about the item and took it outside and threw it in a ditch on the north side of the business. Officers arrived and evacuated the immediate area as a precautionary measure.More >>
  • Mishawaka Police warn you should check your bank accounts

    Mishawaka Police warn you should check your bank accounts

    The Mishawaka Police Department is warning people to check their bank accounts. Police say between Friday July 18th and Monday July 21st, "unknown suspects have been purchasing merchandise in large quantities at popular local businesses in the Grape Road and Main Street area." Police say you should check with your bank to make sure your accounts have not been compromised.More >>
    The Mishawaka Police Department is warning people to check their bank accounts. Police say between Friday July 18th and Monday July 21st, "unknown suspects have been purchasing merchandise in large quantities at popular local businesses in the Grape Road and Main Street area." Police say you should check with your bank to make sure your accounts have not been compromised.
    More >>
  • Update: Court documents describe charges filed against Millersburg Town Marshal for unauthorized possession of women's underwear

    Update: Court documents describe charges filed against Millersburg Town Marshal for unauthorized possession of women's underwear

    The Marshal of Millersburg, Indiana, David Keith Hathaway, was charged with two counts of criminal Conversion, a Class A misdemeanor by the Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney.Conversation is the crime of exerting unauthorized control over property of another person.The Indiana State Police Investigation determined that in October 2013 and again in February 2014 had unauthorized possession of women's underwear belonging to another and for an unauthorized purpose.More >>
    The Marshal of Millersburg, Indiana, David Keith Hathaway, was charged with two counts of criminal Conversion, a Class A misdemeanor by the Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney.Conversation is the crime of exerting unauthorized control over property of another person.The Indiana State Police Investigation determined that in October 2013 and again in February 2014 had unauthorized possession of women's underwear belonging to another and for an unauthorized purpose.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

Fox 28

WSJV-TV FOX 28
58096 County Road 7, South
Elkhart, IN 46517

Switchboard: 574.679.9758
News Phone: 574.679.4545
Station Fax: 574.294.1267
Email: fox28news@fox28.com

All content ©Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.