While Notre Dame's men's basketball program dealt with significant issues and failed to make the NCAA Tournament this year, the women continue to cruise along, strong as ever. The Fighting Irish are the No. 1 seed in the Chicago Region.
On Monday, Notre Dame dominated its last NCAA Tournament home game, beating No. 9 Michigan State 91-63.
Superstar Arike Ogunbowale stole the show once again, leading all scorers with 25 points. She surpassed the 2,500 career point mark in the game, a crazy number even for a four year player.
Notre Dame advances to yet another Sweet 16, to face No. 4 Texas A&M in Chicago.
It is a rematch of last year's Sweet 16 match-up in Spokane. Muffet McGraw's team won that one 90-84.
Notre Dame went on to capture its second national title in program history.
The gambling prognosticators don't have this one being quite as close as last year's match-up. Notre Dame is a heavy favorite, aided at least in part by the game being in Chicago.
The Midwestern metropolis is one of the largest major cities to South Bend, and a hub of Fighting Irish alumni.
Online sportsbook 5Dimes has Notre Dame as a 17-point favorite to win the game, with the over-under 146.5.
That game tips off at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 30. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.