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.


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