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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, February 07, 2019 1:00 am

College basketball

Irish can't get offense going in Miami loss

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Junior guard Dejan Vasiljevic had 15 points and a career-high 10 rebounds and the Miami Hurricanes used stout defense to break a five-game losing streak by beating Notre Dame 62-47 Wednesday.

The Fighting Irish shot a season-low 32 percent, and their point total was also a season low. They shot a season-worst 4 for 28 from 3-point range.

Miami (10-12, 2-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) climbed out of last place in the league. Notre Dame (12-11, 2-8) has lost six of its past seven games.

Anthony Lawrence had 11 points, 12 rebounds and two steals for Miami.

Notre Dame's John Mooney had 11 points and six rebounds.

No. 19 WISCONSIN 56, MINNESOTA 51: In Minneapolis, Ethan Happ had 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Badgers (17-6, 9-3), who extended a six-game winning streak.

Jordan Murphy had a team-high 16 points on 6-for-16 shooting and 19 rebounds for the Gophers (16-7, 6-6), who held their rival to 29 percent from the field in the first half.

No. 24 MARYLAND 60, NEBRASKA 45: In Lincoln, Nebraska, Jalen Smith had 18 points and 11 rebounds and fueled the Terrapins' decisive surge in the first half. Bruno Fernando had 13 points and a career-high 19 rebounds for Maryland (18-6, 9-4 Big Ten).

Nebraska (13-10, 3-9) set season lows for points and field goal percentage (21 percent) while losing its sixth straight and dropping to 13th place in the conference.

INDIANA STATE 85, EVANSVILLE 62: In Terre Haute, Cooper Neese made his first four 3-point attempts and scored a career-high 18 points for the Sycamores (12-11, 4-7 Missouri Valley Conference), who opened the game on a 13-3 run, led 39-17 at halftime and extended to their largest lead at 72-41 with 8:05 to play.


No. 5 UCONN 118, EAST CAROLINA 55; In Hartford, Connecticut, All-American Katie Lou Samuelson broke out of her shooting slump, scoring a season-high 32 points to lead the Huskies, who opened with a 16-4 run. It was 41-13 after 10 minutes and 70-25 at the half. Samuelson had 18 points in the first quarter and had 27 by halftime.