Muffet McGraw tweets apology to Notre Dame fans

Notre Dame women's basketball is coming off of a 89-71 loss to then Number 2 UConn. A loss that featured some poor defense and a loss of composure that resulted in a late technical foul.

It was a loss that also prompted an apology and a promise from Muffet McGraw.

On her twitter, the hall of famer said "I apologize to all the Irish fans and alums for my team's lack of poise on Sunday. We set a high bar for what we expect and we did not meet those expectations. As an educator, it is my job to use this as a teachable moment and help them see that it's not always about whether you win or lose but it IS ALWAYS about how you play the game. We will continue to strive to be a team that you can be proud of."

Today Coach Mcgraw gave us more insight on the motivations behind the social media apology.

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

Coach McGraw also revealed today that Fighting Irish Freshman Kaitlyn Gilbert will be out for the remainder of the 2018 season.

The guard suffered a separated shoulder against Iowa.

Gilbert will have surgery and will take a medical redshirt.

The Irish will take on Toledo on the road on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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