No.1 Notre Dame women beat No. 2 Louisville 82-68
Friday, January 11, 2019

No.1 Notre Dame women beat No. 2 Louisville 82-68
(SOUTH BEND) - As far as Arike Ogunbowale and coach Muffet McGraw were concerned, No. 1 Notre Dame's 82-68 victory over No. 2 Louisville on Thursday night was just another Atlantic Coast Conference game in January. Ogunbowale scored 26 of her game high 30 points in the second half to help the Fighting Irish overcome 18 turnovers to beat the Cardinals in the 59th No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown in women's college basketball history and the second involving Notre Dame this season. Notre Dame (15-1, 3-0) won their eighth straight and first game since regaining the top spot from Connecticut, which beat then-No. 1 Notre Dame 89-71 on Dec. 2 in the last meeting of the top two teams. It was Ogunbowale's 37th straight double-digit scoring game. Brianna Turner, who missed Notre Dame's two losses last season to Louisville while recovering from ACL surgery, added 16 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots. Jackie Young had 14 points and five assists for the Irish, who got 15 rebounds from Jessica Shepard to win the battle of the boards, 48-32. Asia Durr scored 29 points and Bionca Dunham had 10 for the Cardinals (14-1, 2-1). The Cardinals cut a 10-point deficit to two twice in the fourth quarter, the last at 68-66 with 1:48 remaining, but Turner's basket and Ogunbowale's 3-pointer with 40 seconds remaining propelled the Irish to a 14-2 finish.

No. 7 Mississippi State 80 – Georgia 71
No. 8 NC State 63 – Pittsburgh 34
No. 16 Kentucky 73 – No. 13 Tennessee 71
Purdue 62 – No. 17 Iowa 57
No. 21 South Carolina 71 – Florida 40
Ohio State 55 – No. 25 Indiana 50