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Huskies fall to Irish

Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins hit two free throws in the closing minute and the the Irish withstood a final UConn push to emerge from Gampel Pavilion with a 73-72 upset of the top-ranked Huskies Saturday, January 5, 2013 in Storrs.

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UConn's Kelly Faris tries to keep the ball away from Notre Dame's Jewell Lloyd in the second half of Big East women's basketball Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. The fifth-ranked Irish escaped with a 73-72 upset over the top ranked Huskies.

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UConn's Caroline Doty crashes into a pick by Notre Dame's Natalie Achonwa while pursuing Jewell Lloyd in the first half of Big East women's basketball Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.

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UConn's Kelly Faris has her shot blocked by Notre Dame's Natalie Achonwa (11) in the first half of Big East women's basketball Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.

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UConn's Kelly Faris, left, and Moriah Jefferson take the ball away from Notre Dame's Kayla McBride in the first half of Big East women's basketball Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.

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UConn's Breanna Steward lines-up to block a shot attempt by Notre Dame's Ariel Braker in the first half of Big East women's basketball Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.

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UConn's Morgan Tuck and Brianna Banks tie-up Notre Dame's Kaila Turner in the first half of Big East women's basketball Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.

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UConn head coach Geno Auriemma calls instructions to his team as they play Notre Dame in the first half of Big East women's basketball Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.

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UConn's Breanna Stewart blocks a shot by Notre Dame's Natalie Achonwa in the first half of Big East women's basketball Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.

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Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins steals the ball from UConn's Breanna Stewart in the first half of Big East women's basketball Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.

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UConn head coach shouts to he players on the floor against Notre Dame in the second half of Big East women's basketball Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. The fifth-ranked Irish escaped with a 73-72 upset over the top ranked Huskies.

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UConn's Breanna Stewart drives to the basket against Notre Dame's Ariel Braker in the second half of Big East women's basketball Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. The fifth-ranked Irish escaped with a 73-72 upset over the top ranked Huskies.

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UConn's Breanna Stewart crashes to the floor battling Notre Dame's Ariel Braker for a rebound in the second half of Big East women's basketball Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. The fifth-ranked Irish escaped with a 73-72 upset over the top ranked Huskies.

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Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins celebrates the Irish win over UConn in Big East women's basketball Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. The fifth-ranked Irish escaped with a 73-72 upset over the top ranked Huskies.

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