The Notre Dame Fighting Irish fell one game short of the NCAA Women's Championship for the second year in a row, this time running into the unstoppable force that was Brittney Griner and the Baylor Bears. The Irish, like every team that Baylor faced this season en route to a 40-0 record, had no answer for Griner, and after the game Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw was effusive in her praise of the Baylor center:
"I think she's one of a kind," McGraw said. "There's so many things she can do. There have been some guards that have had some skill like that. But as a post player, she's the best I've seen."
Diggins "played a great game," McGraw said. "She’s just a big-time player and she didn’t get a lot of help today."