Notre Dame women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw sent out a message Tuesday on Twitter apologizing for her team’s actions during the Irish’s 89-71 loss to UConn on Sunday in South Bend, Indiana.
To the best fans in the country: pic.twitter.com/BhmhDy9HJr
— Muffet McGraw (@MuffetMcGraw) December 4, 2018
Senior guard Arike Ogunbowale also apologized on Twitter.
To my Irish family, I let my emotions get the best of me on Sunday and I apologize for displaying that type of behavior. Thank you for always supporting us through everything. We love you guys! ☘️
— Arike Ogunbowale (@Arike_O) December 4, 2018
Seniors Ogunbowale and Marina Mabrey looked visibly frustrated and complained to officials during the second half of Sunday’s game. Then Ogunbowale picked up a technical foul with 4 minutes, 23 seconds remaining in the game, and got an unsportsmanlike foul with 1:43 left, after which McGraw sent her to the bench.
The technical came after Ogunbowale said something to Auriemma on the sidelines. After Sunday’s game, she said, “He said some words and I fed right into it and said something back. As a senior leader, I definitely can’t do that. I have to keep my composure at a time like that.”