Notre Dame women begin quest for national championship in Iowa City

Notre Dame has one-upped the Miami Heat with a 26-game winning streak heading into the NCAA tournament.

Five more wins will put the Fighting Irish back in the national title game for the third year in a row.

Top-seeded Notre Dame (31-1) starts its quest to return to the Final Four on Sunday against Ohio Valley Conference champion Tennessee Martin (19-14) in the first-round in the NCAA tournament at Iowa's Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

In the other first-round game, eighth-seeded Miami (21-10) takes on host Iowa (20-12), one of 13 schools in the nation to play in its sixth straight NCAA tournament.