Analysis: UConn 45, Notre Dame 38

Three things Notre Dame has to do to win
1. Tighten up the interior defense. If UConn is able to score another 32 points in the paint in the second half, the Irish will have to shoot the lights out to stay in the game.
2. Finish. Taya Reimer, Markisha Wright and Ariel Braker are struggling to complete plays. They are a combined 1-for-6 from the floor, all from close range. Most were lost opportunities for the Irish. Achonwa has definitely been missed here as well.
3. Keep attacking. As the half wore on, the Irish began to shoot the ball better. Michaela Mabrey was a huge boost off the bench with 10 points in 11 minutes. She wasn't afraid to shoot. It isn't so much that the Irish need to get to the rim. They need to be aggressive, but at the same time, take smart shots.

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