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No. 3 Notre Dame women beat Michigan State 90-59
Thursday Dec 07, 2017 12:00am

No. 3 Notre Dame women beat Michigan State 90-59
(SOUTH BEND) - Hall of Fame coach Muffet McGraw got exactly what she wanted from third-ranked Notre Dame in its first home game in 25 days with a quick start on the way to a 90-59 victory over Michigan State. Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points and 9 points to lead four Irish players in double figures Wednesday might. Three days after losing at No. 1 Connecticut, Notre Dame (8-1) ran out to a 47-16 halftime lead as McGraw, got plenty of production out of a seven-player rotation. Junior transfer Jessica Shepard had 19 points, Jackie Young added 13 points and graduate transfer Lili Thompson had 12 and 10 rebounds off the bench for Notre Dame, which went 6-1 during its time away from campus. Jenna Allen led Michigan State (5-3) with 28 points, and Lexi Gussert had 11. Coach Suzy Merchant has work to do with her squad on both ends of the floor after Notre Dame shot 64 percent in the first half (16 of 25) while holding the Spartans to 18.8 percent (6 of 32). The Spartans entered the game shooting 43.5 percent while holding their opposition to 39.2.

No. 11 Tennessee 131 – Troy 69
No. 12 Ohio State 103 – Florida 77
No. 15 Maryland 97 – Mt. St. Mary's 57
No. 21 Texas A&M 71 – TCU 58
No. 22 Villanova 73 – Fairfield 44
No. 23 Green Bay 75 – Dayton 64

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