#4 Irish Claim Share of ACC Regular Season Title

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Notre Dame Athletics | March 4, 2019

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – It may have been Senior Day for No. 4 Notre Dame women's basketball, but it was a junior who stole the spotlight on the way to a 103-66 victory over Virginia. Jackie Young became the first Irish player to record a two triple-doubles in the same season and tied Skylar Diggins-Smith for the most in a career. Young notched 22 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in the Irish victory.
 
As a result, the Fighting Irish (27-3, 14-2) clinched a share of the ACC regular season title along with the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. Notre Dame ties Virginia for the record with six consecutive ACC regular season crowns and now boasts eight straight when dating back to the final two years in the Big East.
 
"I couldn't imagine a better finish for these seniors on their last game at home this regular season," Karen & Kevin Keyes Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw said. "But Jackie wanted to steal the thunder today. She came up with the triple-double and had a great game off the bench because she so willingly gave up her spot to (senior Maureen) Butler so she could start and then came in and had the best game of her season."
 
Arike Ogunbowale connected on a career-best six three-pointers before finishing with a game-high 24 points. Brianna Turner tallied 21 points, along with four blocks, and is now riding a career best three straight games with 20-plus points.
 
Jessica Shepard finished two boards shy of a double-double with 19 points and eight rebounds. Marina Mabrey also flirted with a triple-double with 12 points, eight assists and seven boards. Mabrey now sits four treys shy of tying the all-time made threes record of 262.  

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