Achonwa continues to inspire Irish

Updated: April 7, 2014, 4:17 AM ET
By Kate Fagan | espnW.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Notre Dame freshman Diamond Thompson has played a total of 43 minutes this season.

The 6-foot-4 center from Wheaton, Ill., has not seen the court since the first round of the NCAA tournament, when she played two minutes. Thompson did not check into the game during Notre Dame's runaway 87-61 victory against No. 4 seed Maryland on Sunday in the national semifinals.

Thompson likely won't play in the national title game against top-seeded Connecticut, either. But ...

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