Breanna Stewart has 12 points and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis has eight points and four rebounds to lead the Huskies.
Trailing 26-25 with 3:21 left in the half, UConn scored seven straight points as part of a 14-3 run to end the half. Bria Hartley had five points in the run. Kelly Faris had four and Stewart hit a 3-pointer.
Natalie Achonwa has eight points and four rebounds to lead the Irish. Skylar Diggins (0-of-6 FG), Kayla McBride (1-of-8) and Jewell Loyd (2-of-10) have combined for 10 points.
Notre Dame is shooting 23.7 percent from the field.