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Irish need gang approach to rebounding

By Rick Gano

Associated Press

Published: Monday, March 19 2012 1:25 p.m. MDT

California head coach Lindsay Gottlieb, left, smiles at the remarks of her players during a news conference at the NCAA women's basketball tournament in South Bend, Ind., Monday, March 19, 2012. California will face Notre Dame in a second-round game Tuesday.

Charles Rex Arbogast, Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Cal corrals rebounds at a dizzying rate and Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw says watching the Golden Bears under the basket is pretty scary.

The top-seeded Irish will need everyone to pitch in on the boards Tuesday when they face California in the second round of the Raleigh Regional.

No. 8 seed Cal had 19 offensive rebounds leading to 20 second-chance points in a 84-74 win over Iowa over the weekend. The Bears' biggest obstacle could be handling the Irish on their home floor where the crowd helped Notre Dame start their lopsided 31-point win over Liberty with 11 straight points.

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