Ogunbowale helps Irish beat Cardinals in 1-2 showdown

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 30 factors and No. 1 Notre Dame overcame 18 turnovers to beat No. 2 Louisville 82-68 on Thursday night time.

Brianna Turner added 16 factors and Jackie Younger had 14 for the Irish (15-1, 3-Zero Atlantic Coast Convention). They regained the highest spot in The Related Press ballot this week and gained their eighth straight since an 89-71 loss to Connecticut.

Asia Durr had 29 factors for Louisville (14-1, 2-1), and Bionca Dunham added 10. The Cardinals lower a 10-point deficit to 2 twice within the fourth quarter, the final at 68-66 with 1:48 remaining, however Turner’s basket and Ogunbowale’s 3-pointer propelled the Irish to a 14-2 end

Durr scored 19 factors within the first half, together with 12 straight for her workforce in a 3:47 span between the primary and second quarter en path to a 35-33 halftime lead.

Notre Dame’s greatest lead of the half was 4 factors, 15-11, when Turner transformed a cross from Ogunbowale at 3:12 of the primary quarter. Durr scored Louisville’s subsequent eight factors to make it 19-16 earlier than the Irish took a 20-19 lead on two free throws every by Ogunbowale and Younger.

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An 8-1 run by Louisville to start out the second quarter gave the Cardinals a 27-21 lead and compelled coach Muffet McGraw to name a timeout. At that time, Louisville had compelled eight turnovers whereas not committing one.

Louisville’s lead reached seven twice within the second quarter, the final time at 35-28 on Dunham’s layup with 2:38 to play. Notre Dame, which hit simply two subject objectives in 14 makes an attempt (14 p.c) within the quarter, closed on a 5-Zero run, all from the free-throw line as Louisville compelled 11 turnovers.

Ogunbowale nailed a 3-pointer simply earlier than the buzzer to provide the Irish a 57-47 lead going into the ultimate quarter. Louisville made simply 2 of 11 pictures within the quarter and had 4 turnovers to 2 by Notre Dame.

BIG PICTURE

Louisville: The Cardinals, who entered the sport having compelled 185 turnovers of their final 9 video games, compelled 11 within the first 20 minutes towards the Irish. Louisville transformed them into 15 factors. Plus Arica Carter and Dana Evans every had three personals at halftime and Durr drew her third on the 6:42 mark of the third quarter.

Notre Dame: The Irish, who got here into the sport averaging 89.1 factors with the assistance of 53.1 p.c capturing of their final six victories, had been held to only 33 factors within the first half on 8-of-27 capturing (29.6 p.c). However the Irish stayed shut with a 29-17 effort on the boards and Louisville’s foul hassle.

UP NEXT

Louisville: Hosts Georgia Tech on Sunday.

Notre Dame: Hosts Wake Forest on Sunday.

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