McGraw, Ogunbowale apologize to Irish fans for 'lack of poise' on Sunday

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - The Notre Dame Women's basketball team is coming off of an 18 point loss to rival UConn on Sunday.

The loss was obviously disappointing for the Irish but they were most dissatisfied with their poise on the court.

Arike Ogunbowale and Muffet McGraw went to twitter after the loss to apologize to their fans for losing their composure. They say the fans deserve better.

"[I apologize to] the fans who come here every day and you know they support us," Ogunbowale said. We didn't want to end it like that and they supported us the whole year so I felt the need to address them."

"I think our fans are so important to us and for what they give us and I was just really disappointed in our lack of effort at times," McGraw said. "I just wanted to say something to them. It's not like you can reach out to them and individually reach out to them. I just wanted to let them know that we'er thankful for having them out here and we're going to do better."

One player the fans won't see the rest of the season is freshman Katlyn Gilbert. Coach McGraw announced today that she is out for the year and will have season ending surgery on her shoulder at the end of the month.

So the Irish will be down a player when they hit the court against Toledo tomorrow. Tipoff is at 1 PM.