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Notre Dame Women’s Basketball Quick Recap: Fighting Irish Defeat Purdue 76-39 After Unveiling the Muffet McGraw Statue

BUILT Her a Statue and Down Goes Purdue

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The GOAT Has Officially Been Immortalized

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish Women’s Basketball Team just completed a rout of the Purdue Boilermakers on Sunday afternoon. The final score was 76-39, and that was just a part of a really fun day for the program and the whole University of Notre Dame.

Before the Noon ET tipoff inside Purcell Pavilion, Notre Dame unveiled the statue of Muffet McGraw that will now forever stand tall outside of the Joyce Center.

Muffet McGraw is arguably the greatest coach in the history of Notre Dame Athletics. She led the NDWBB program for 30+ years, leading hundreds of young women in basketball, academics, and life. She won two national championships, her first one coming in 2001 against Sunday’s opponent in Purdue. She is the absolute best and a true GOAT.

She got to be honored today and then watch the NDWBB completely dominate today in a game that was never close. The Irish were totally better from start to finish. They held Purdue to only 18 points in the first half, and the Boilermakers also scored just 7 points in the second and third quarters. To no one’s surprise, Hannah Hidalgo kept on doing her things, leading the team with 23 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double on the day. Maddy Westbeld also had a great game with a double-double herself, 15 points and 12 rebounds. Hidalgo also had 7 steals.

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The 14th-ranked Irish are on a 7-game win streak, only losing their first contest of the season. At 7-1, the Irish will next play Western Michigan coming up on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 6 PM at Purcell Pavilion.

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