Ogunbowale needs 12 points to break Diggins' scoring record

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - The Irish women's basketball team goes head to head with the Blue Devils of Duke Thursday night. It's certainly not a marquee matchup, as the Blue Devils are currently two games under .500, while Notre Dame is the No. 5 team in the country.

However, Irish guard Arike Ogunbowale has the chance to make history.

Ogunbowale is just 12 points away from passing Skylar Diggins to become Notre Dame women's basketball's all-time leading scorer.

This season has been full of historic accolades for Ogunbowale.

Earlier in the year, she broke the 2,000-career-points milestone against Binghamton. Then, last week against Boston College, she surpassed assistant coach Beth Cunningham on the all-time scoring list. And Thursday night, she has the opportunity to become the program's all-time leading scorer.

"I can't imagine scoring that many points or taking that many shots," Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw said. "We are all excited for [Ogunbowale] to break the record. It's not something that we are focusing on. We don't really spend any time thinking about it at all. It will be great for her to do it at home, but I am sure she is just concentrated on winning."

Ogunbowale is thrilled to be hitting all of these milestones, but the only thing on her mind was winning Thursday's game against Duke.

"It will be a pretty big thing for me to be able to be at the top of that list and just it's just a blessing and an honor," Ogunbowale said. "You know, just try to get a win and focus on the bigger picture and just do whatever the team needs me to do."