Arike Ogunbowale's passing overlooked as she inches toward scoring record

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Irish guard Arike Ogunbowale is just 12 points away from passing Skylar Diggins for most points in Notre Dame women's basketball history.

But Ogunbowale's shot hasn't been the only impressive part of her game this season.

She not only leads the conference in points per game but in ACC play Ogunbowale also leads Notre Dame with 6.4 assists per game.

"I have been finding my teammates well and they've been finishing it well," Ogunbowale said. "If they didn't knock it down it wouldn't be an assist. They've been playing well and we've just been connecting."

Her passing abilities are overshadowed by her talent to score the rock but Ogunbowale says she takes pride in her passing prowess but she gives all of the credit to her teammates.

"The thing that makes Arike so hard to guard is that she is a really good passer in transition," head coach Muffet McGraw said. "She's a very willing passer in transition and I think that it surprised me to see a little bit that she is leading the conference stats for us in assists. I think we are sharing the ball really well right now but yeah you would expect your point guard would be the one leading in assists. It's great to see her doing that."

Tip between Duke and Notre Dame is at 7 PM on Thursday and you can catch it on ACC Network Extra.