Unbeaten Irish Eyeing Another Long Run

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — After three straight trips to the Final Four — two of which ended one win short of a national title — Notre Dame’s three senior starters are down to their last chance.

If there’s any extra pressure this time around, the Fighting Irish are embracing it. Forward Natalie Achonwa says her team has an opportunity to do something special.

Notre Dame has already accomplished something rare this season, bringing an undefeated record into the NCAA tournament. The top-seeded Irish will start what they hope will be a lengthy run Saturday against 16th-seeded Robert Morris. The other game in Toledo pits eighth-seeded Vanderbilt against ninth-seeded Arizona State.

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