Chapel Hill, NC (Sports Network) - Tianna Hawkins hit the go-ahead bucket
inside of two minutes left in overtime, while Alyssa Thomas scored 24 points
with eight rebounds, and No. 5 Maryland remained unbeaten by topping 25th-
ranked North Carolina, 78-72, on Sunday.
Almost a month ago the Huskies were the No. 2 team in the nation, visiting No. 1 Baylor in Waco, Texas, and holding an 11-point lead on the Bears in the second half before being smothered by Brittney Griner and company down the stretch to lose the battle of the unbeatens.
On Saturday afternoon, Connecticut was again the 2, this time to No. 3 Notre Dame in the front end of two regular-season showdowns between the pair of BIG EAST powerhouses, plus perhaps other match-ups to come in the postseason.
Just like in the game against Baylor, the Huskies held a lead they frittered away, ultimately losing to the Irish, 74-67, in overtime before a sellout crowd of 9,149 predominantly Notre Dame fans in Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Ind. It was Connecticuts first overtime game since 2006.