After an injury-plagued start to the 2017–18 season, which saw four Irish players lost to injury, Notre Dame won its second National Championship by beating Mississippi State 61–58. Junior guard Arike Ogunbowale scored the game-winning three-point shot with 1/10th of a second left, two days after scoring a similar buzzer-beater to knock out Connecticut in the semifinal game. The win was coach McGraw’s second national championship and 800th win at Notre Dame. Four of the returning five starters, including Ogunbowle, Jackie Young, Marina Mabry, and Jessica Shepard, returned to the Final Four the following year. The Irish would beat Uconn 81-76 before falling by 1 point to Baylor, 82-81.