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The Journal Gazette

Friday, February 08, 2019 1:00 am

College Basketball

No. 4 Notre Dame falls to No. 25 Miami

Staff, news services

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Emese Hof and Beatrice Mompremier had double-doubles for the No. 25-ranked Miami Hurricanes, who applied smothering defense to beat No. 4 Notre Dame 72-65 on Thursday night.

The Irish were held to a season-low point total and shot 37 percent, also a season low. Miami won despite shooting just 39 percent, including 3 for 16 from 3-point range.

Hof had 21 points and 13 rebounds. Mompremier added 18 points and 12 rebounds for her 18th double-double, the most in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The Irish (21-3, 8-2) fell a game behind league leader Louisville. They also lost to unranked North Carolina.

“I wasn't happy with anything,” coach Muffett McGraw said. “We didn't execute. We couldn't do anything right.”

Jessica Shepard led Notre Dame with 17 points and 17 rebounds.

No. 2 LOUISVILLE 76, No. 15 SYRACUSE 51: In Louisville, Kentucky, Asia Durr scored 15 points to lead the Cardinals (22-1, 9-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). Durr scored the team's first 10 points as Louisville jumped out to an 18-4 lead less than six minutes into the game.

No. 10 MARYLAND 72, NORTHWESTERN 57: In College Park, Maryland, Stephanie Jones had 16 points and nine rebounds, and reserve Sara Vujacic made all four of her shots during the decisive first half as the Terrapins won their sixth straight.

PURDUE 72, ILLINOIS 50: At West Lafayette, sophomore Karissa McLaughlin, a Homestead graduate, scored a game-high 23 points as the Boilermakers used a 17-5 second-quarter edge to take the lead and eventually pulled away. Purdue (16-9, 7-5 Big Ten) trailed 21-20 after the first quarter before its big second-quarter outburst.


OHIO STATE 74, PENN STATE 70: In Columbus, Ohio, Kyle Young scored the go-ahead basket with 63 seconds left for the Buckeyes. Lamar Stevens thought he gave Penn State a 72-71 lead with 32.2 seconds left, but he did not beat the shot clock off the inbound play.