It was a sight to behold and cherish when Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale beat the buzzer with just a tenth of a second (0.1s) to go in the NCAA Women Division 1 Finals against Mississippi State.
Arike received an inbound pass with just three seconds to go, took two dribbles to the right and took an off-balance Three-Point jumper to give the Irish a 61-58 victory over Mississippi State.
The Nigerian born USA Basketball U-23 player also hit a deep Two-Point Jumper on Friday to defeat Connecticut by 91-89.
Arike Ogunbowale was born to Yolanda and Gregory Ogunbowale. She is the youngest of three children.
She is a Five-Time USA Basketball medalist with four gold and one silver. She recently led the USA U23 Squad to the Four Nations Tournament title with 3-0 sweep over Japan, Canada and Australia. She was also a member of the silver medal winning team at the 2015 FIBA 3X3 World Championship in Debrecen, Hungary. She led the tournament in scoring with 6.7ppg.
She is a graduate of Divine Savior Holy Angels High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a career per-game statistical averages of 22.2 points, 9.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.2 steals with .544 field-goal percentage and .389 three-point percentage. She holds the single-season school records for points, rebounds and fewest turnovers (12 in 2012-13)
Her first name “Arike” means something to behold and cherish.