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Notre Dame Fighting Irish

2008-09 Finish: Lost to Minnesota 79-71 in NCAA Tournament First Round Overall Record in 2008-09: 22-9 Big East Record in 2008-09: 10-6 (T-4th) Offensive Rank in 2008-09: 4th (71.5 points per game) Defensive Rank in 2008-09: 10th (62.3 points per game) Key Roster Returnees: G Ashley Barlow (pictured, background), G Lindsay Schrader, G Becca Bruszewski (pictured, left) Key Roster Losses: None Key Newcomer: PG Skylar Diggins Fast Fact: The Fighting Irish were the only team all season to lead against UConn after halftime, doing so in their game against the Huskies on February 22.PATRICK RAYCRAFT / HARTFORD COURANT