“I am thrilled Niele will be the next leader of the Notre Dame basketball program,” said McGraw, who spent 33 years as the head coach of the Irish before retiring Wednesday.
"I love that rivalry, great for women's basketball. When we came into the Big East, Connecticut was the measuring stick," she said. "People know we're going to give them a great game. It's going to be a hard-fought battle. Loved all those moments."