Seventh time the charm for Notre Dame?

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Muffet McGraw has hit all sorts of milestones since being named Notre Dame's head coach in 1987, but the 57-year-old is still seeking her first Big East tournament title.

The No. 2 Notre Dame women’s basketball team will be going for its first Big East tournament championship Tuesday night against No. 3 Connecticut. The last time the Fighting Irish won a conference title was in 1994, when they beat Xavier 72-63 in the final of the Midwestern Collegiate Conference, which is now known as the Horizon League. Notre Dame joined the Big East in 1995-96 and has made it to the finals of the conference tournament six times, losing to Connecticut on each occasion, including last year’s 63-54 defeat.

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