Arike Ogunbowale was the hero of the Final Four, beating both Connecticut and Mississippi State with jumpers in the final second to give Notre Dame the national title.
Four years ago, she was one of the top recruits in the country and a Connecticut target, when she took to Twitter to announce her choices for college. That apparently didn’t sit well with Geno Auriemma, who responded with his own pithy tweet a few minutes later (via Travis Wilson).
Connecticut gets pretty much their choice of top prospects nationally now (none of the best players on this year’s team were from the Northeast as they hailed from Ontario, Nevada, California, and Missouri). But Ogunbowale was one that got away, and she made as big a name for herself in trying to beat the best, rather than join Auriemma’s juggernaut.