Olivia Miles calls game on Louisville at the buzzer
SOUTH BEND, Ind – Notre Dame Women’s Basketball ends three winless seasons against Louisville at the buzzer.
“I blacked out. I don’t know what just happened, I just blacked out. I don’t remember it really,” said Sophomore guard Olivia Miles.
Regardless of Notre Dame being four games better than the Cardinals on paper, the matchup had 'rivalry' written all over it for 45 minutes.
“I'm almost speechless because that was just a moment. I just said to live like, in the last couple of minutes, I told the team like it's time for us to separate ourselves. And that shot is what you call separation,” said Head Coach Niele Ivey.
The Irish had four players in double figures; including Kylee Watson who went 8 for 8, giving her team a chance to complete against a team the Irish have struggled with over the years.
“It starts with Kylie. I mean, Kylie was the second game in a row just for confidence. She went a for eight, I went to her with about a minute. And that's what sent us up,” Ivey added.
But it was Olivia Miles' overtime buzzer-beater that put an end to Louisville's six-game winning streak over the Irish dating back to 2019.
“My last game when he shot was probably in high school. Like I haven't done that in a long time. But the play actually worked out how it's supposed to work out but I just took a shot,” Miles said.