Will Achonwa's absence hurt Irish?

Originally Published: April 7, 2014
By Michelle Smith | espnW.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Without Natalie Achonwa on the floor Sunday, Notre Dame not only managed to survive, it thrived. The Fighting Irish got increased production off their bench, solid minutes from their next-generation post, and their role players stepped up on the way to an 87-61 win over Maryland.

But if there's ever going to be a time that you are going to miss your senior leader, your tone-setter on the floor, the post presence who was leading your team in rebounding and giving you ...

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