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WBB Wednesday: Notre Dame Women’s Basketball Report

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NCAA Womens Basketball: Clemson at Notre Dame
Your ACC Player of the Week going up for a bucket
Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

They Don’t Miss A Beat

Welcome to the weekly Women’s Basketball report!

After a very eventful week last week, the Number 5 Fighting Irish have only had one game since the huge comeback over Tennessee. That game was on Sunday afternoon at Purcell Pavilion. It’s pretty safe to say that the girls did not have any problem with the Clemson Tigers coming to town. I wish I could’ve said the same for the men’s team, but that is another story.

Against Clemson, the Irish did nothing short of dominate the whole game. They seemed to ride the momentum wave, and they ended the first quarter up 28-13. The girls never looked back. After having a few different runs in the game, the Irish rolled on to a 48-21 lead at halftime.

Defensive prowess showed, as the Irish stifled the Tigers’ offense. The final score ended up being 90-37, with the Irish shooting 62% from the field. The Tigers only had 1 made field goal in the fourth quarter and were held to fewer than 1 point per minute in the contest. Just pure dominance.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Clemson at Notre Dame
Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Stats of Note

  • Jackie Young had 23 points, a career high for her
  • Arike Ogunbowale, named the ACC Player of the Week, also had 23 points
  • The 53-point victory was the largest margin of victory in any ACC game that the Irish have played (5 seasons)
NCAA Womens Basketball: Clemson at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Up Next

The Irish have a couple of road contests coming up. Tomorrow night, they play Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh at 7 PM. That can be found on ACC Network Extra. On Sunday afternoon at 4 PM, the Irish travel to Tallahassee to take on Florida State. That game can be seen on ESPN2.

The name of the game is to roll along in conference play. That looks to be the goal and something that the Irish can do.