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2018 NCAA Women’s Tournament: Instant Legend

Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale did something this weekend that will live for as long as basketball does.

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Notre Dame v Mississippi State
 COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 01: Arike Ogunbowale #24 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish hoists the NCAA championship trophy after scoring the game winning basket to defeat the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs in the championship game of the 2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four at Nationwide Arena on April 1, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish defeated the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs 61-58.
Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

To the best of our knowledge, on Sunday Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale did something that no one, male or female, has ever done in the Final Four: hit buzzer beaters in back-to-back games.

Her shot to knock off UConn was epic and if anything, her shot to take down Mississippi State for the title was more so.

It was arguably the biggest weekend in the history of women’s basketball and Ogunbowale, personally, put the game on a higher plane.

No one does that. Well, until now. Ogunbowale is now going to be mentioned as one of the great clutch players of all time - and she’s just a junior.

If you haven’t seen Sunday’s shot, here it is.

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