Skylar Diggins has been to the Final Four twice before. She's even played in the championship game two times. But the Notre Dame senior has never hoisted the NCAA women's basketball trophy.
Diggins will get her final shot this weekend. The Fighting Irish advanced to the Final Four for a third straight year by defeating Duke, 87-76, Tuesday night.
It's an opportunity the two-time All American relishes.
“I want to win a championship for Coach [Muffet] McGraw bad,” Diggins said of her coach, who has led the Irish to one national title (2001) in 25 seasons. “When you have a coach who believes in you so much, I'd do anything for her.”
The first thing she had to do was help dig Notre Dame out of a major deficit. The Irish trailed by as many as nine in the first half, with Diggins on the bench much of the time after picking up two early fouls.