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Taking Big Monday to another level: 55 minutes, 50 points

What a night in college hoops.

Notre Dame outlasted UConn in three overtimes, 96-87. It was the first triple-OT game in Irish history, and the last home game for senior point guard Skylar Diggins. She played all 55 minutes and put up 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

Notre Dame claimed the Big East title. The Huskies set a school record 36 turnovers.


Someone said on twitter tonight that Notre Dame Coach Muffet McGraw is UConn Coach Geno Auriemma’s kryptonite. Interesting thought.

Rebecca Lobo analyzes.

On the other side of the country, Brittney Griner was pacing Baylor over Kansas State. She did it with a Big 12 single-game record 50 points, which included a spin dunk.

In the third key match up of the evening, Syracuse upset Louisville, 68-57.

Full scoreboard.

More college news, and it’s big stuff:

After their bus accident last week, UMaine has opted out of the America East Tournament.

Carrie Slaton has resigned as Southern Arkansas coach after a winless season.

Nevada’s second-leading scorer, Chanelle Brennan, has been dismissed from the team for violating team rules.

Ohio State’s run of Big Ten players of the year has come to an end.

Family ties have prepared North Carolina freshman Xylina McDaniel for the post-season.

Delaware seniors are reflecting on the final days of their college careers.

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