Irish pull one out of hat in key stretch

Diggins, Mallory combine for turning point in overtime victory over UConn

Updated: April 2, 2012, 12:30 AM ET
By Kate Fagan | espnW

DENVER -- Brittany Mallory walked out of the Notre Dame locker room with the mascot's green hat atop her head, an arm dangled across teammate Skylar Diggins' shoulder.

It seemed appropriate that Mallory and Diggins, walking shoulder to shoulder, were the first out of the celebratory locker room because, just a few minutes earlier, the pair had combined for the most crucial sequence in the Fighting Irish's 83-75 overtime victory over UConn on Sunday night: a 13-second chunk of the ...

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