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On this day in Notre Dame History: The Irish end UCLA’s record 88-game win streak

Digger says he calls several players from that Irish team every year on this day to re-live that incredible upset.
Published: Jan. 19, 2021 at 6:30 PM EST
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - 47 years ago on January 19, Digger Phelps’ Irish trailed John Wooden’s No. 1 ranked UCLA bruins by 11 points with 3:22 left in the game.

The Irish scored the final 12 points of the game to win and snap UCLA’s record 88-game win streak. It is unquestionably the victory digger is most proud of.

Digger says he calls several players from that Irish team every year on this day to re-live that incredible upset.

He can’t believe it’s been 47 years since the Irish stormed the court on that January day.

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