Notre Dame women begin title quest in Iowa City


March 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Notre Dame has one-upped the Miami Heat with a 26-game winning streak heading into the NCAA tournament. Five more wins will put the Fighting Irish back in the national title game for the third year in a row.

Top-seeded Notre Dame (31-1) starts its quest to return to the Final Four on Sunday against Ohio Valley Conference champion Tennessee Martin (19-14) in the first-round in the NCAA tournament at Iowa’s Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

In the other first-round game, eighth-seeded Miami (21-10) takes on host Iowa (20-12), one of 13 schools in the nation to play in its sixth straight NCAA tournament.