2020-21 Season Preview: Notre Dame Women’s Basketball

Notre Dame kicks off the 2020-21 women’s basketball season on Friday when the Fighting Irish take on the Ohio Bobcats. That will mark the beginning of the Niele Ivey era in South Bend.

Ivey is a former point guard and assistant coach at Notre Dame, and she begins her first season in charge of the program. Ivey, of course, was part of a Notre Dame national championship as a player (2001) and coach (2018).

Ivey now gets a chance to build a title contender of her own at Notre Dame. It would be unrealistic to expect that this season, but the Irish should bounce back from the disappointing 13-18 finish from a season ago.

The question is how far will the Irish bounce back this season. We start to get our answer on Friday. Key number one will be getting much better at scoring. The Irish led the ACC in scoring (88.6) by almost 11 points in 2018-19, but that number dropped to 64.9 a season ago.

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