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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, February 14, 2019 1:00 am

College Basketball

Notre Dame women coast to win

Associated Press

BOSTON – Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points to move into second place on Notre Dame's all-time scoring list, and the sixth-ranked Fighting Irish coasted to a 97-47 victory over Boston College on Wednesday night.

Brianna Turner scored 19 and Jessica Shepard had 16 points and 12 rebounds for Notre Dame (23-3, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). Jackie Young scored 15 with 10 rebounds for the Irish, who led by 29 at the half and mounted a 23-0 run that left them with an 88-29 lead after three quarters.

Taylor Soule scored 11 points for BC (14-11, 3-9). The Eagles were outscored 58-32 in the paint, 23-6 on second-chance points, and 22-11 in transition.

Notre Dame scored the first eight points of the game and never trailed. The Irish opened a 10-point lead less than four minutes in, made it 20 points with seven minutes left in the second quarter and led by 29, 51-22, at the half.

It was a 30-point lead on the first basket of the second half, 40 points less than four minutes later and 50 points 21/2 minutes after that. Notre Dame led 83-27 when Emma Guy made a hook shot to end a 5 minute, 55 second drought and end the 23-0 run.

By then, the only suspense was how quickly Ogunbowale would surpass current assistant coach Beth Morgan Cunningham's 2,322 career points. Ogunbowale, who entered the game needing 21 to tie, moved into second behind Skylar Diggins (2,357 points) with a 3-point play midway through the third quarter.

BC missed its first 10 attempts from 3-point range until Milan Bolden-Morris sank one with 6:44 left in the second quarter.

No. 1 BAYLOR 71, KANSAS STATE 48: In Manhattan, Kansas, Chloe Jackson scored 16 points and the Bears used a good shooting night and solid defense to rout the Wildcats.

Juicy Landrum added 15 points, Lauren Cox 14 and Kalani Brown had 10 and 12 rebounds for the Baylor (22-1, 12-0 Big 12 Conference), which beat Kansas State (15-10, 6-7) for the 31st straight time. Baylor has also won 35 in a row in the regular season against Big 12 foes and 33 consecutive conference games on the road.


No. 1 TENNESSEE 85, SOUTH CAROLINA 73: In Knoxville, Tennessee, Admiral Schofield had 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Vounteers won their school-record 19th straight.

Tennessee owns the longest active winning streak of any active Division I team and is 11-0 in Southeastern Conference competition for the first time in school history. The Vols (23-1, 11-0 SEC) also earned their 23rd straight home win. South Carolina (12-12, 7-4) made a season-high 14 3-point baskets and shot 60.9 percent from beyond the arc but couldn't slow Tennessee's high-powered offense.  

INDIANA STATE 87, VALPARAISO 82, OT: In Valparaiso, Tyreke Key had a career-high 32 points to lead the Sycamores.

Key hit 15 of 17 foul shots and added six steals. Cooper Neese had 13 points for Indiana State (13-12, 5-8 Missouri Valley Conference). Derrik Smits tied a career high with 23 points and had 11 rebounds for the Crusaders (13-13, 6-7).

MISSOURI STATE 68, EVANSVILLE 56: In Evansville, Tulio Da Silva scored 17 points and Ryan Kreklow and Jarred Dixon added 15 points each in the win for the Bears (14-12, 8-5 Missouri Valley). Marty Hill had 15 points and K.J. Riley added 10 for the Purple Aces (10-16, 4-9).