The wild women’s basketball year continued with an additional upset, as No. 25 Miami stopped No. 4 Notre Dame 72-65 behind a good, reliable defensive work from Beatrice Mompremier and Emese Hof.
Hof with the rejection to consider around sole possession of second location on Miami’s all-time blocks record with 165. pic.twitter.com/zAHk08pIAf
— Canes Women’s BBall (@CanesWBB) February 8, 2019
Miami held Notre Dame to year-reduced totals in points and taking pictures proportion (37.3 p.c).
The Hurricanes (20-5, 8-2) battled the Battling Irish from the start off, ending the very first quarter tied at 22-22 and setting up the momentum that would carry them by means of for the remaining 30 minutes. Miami outscored Notre Dame in the second quarter to pull ahead by two at the halftime crack, and the Hurricanes maintained this direct by means of the third, with just about every staff incorporating 18 to the scoreboard, putting the activity at 54-52 with 10 minutes to participate in.
Miami found an unmatched rhythm in the final quarter, led to begin with by Taylor Mason, who place in a layup with nine minutes to go that increase Miami’s direct to 4. She adopted that very first basket with two free of charge throws just 30 seconds later, additional building the Hurricane’s points gap around the Irish.
A Marina Mabrey layup and two free of charge throws from Jackie Young pulled the Battling Irish within just two but Mompremier extended the direct once again with a jumper. Just after a sequence of free of charge throws and two discipline targets from Miami and Notre Dame, Arike Ogunbowale confirmed her NCAA match magic once again, hitting a 3-position shot with around a minute to go to bring the score within just two. She took a second 3 30 seconds later to fight for the direct, but her shot missed the basket, and Miami continued to operate up the score. The Hurricanes led by 6 with 30 seconds to go, and they included two to that direct prior to the final whistle, providing Notre Dame its third reduction of the year and its second in two months.
DOWN GO THE IRISH!
— NCAA WBB (@ncaawbb) February 8, 2019
Just 11 times back, the Battling Irish dropped to the unranked Tar Heels 78-73 for the team’s very first big reduction of the 12 months soon after dropping to UConn earlier in the year. Notre Dame recovered soon after the disappointment in North Carolina and proceeded to beat Clemson and Ga Tech by a merged 73 points in its future two game titles, but Muffet McGraw’s staff couldn’t preserve the winning streak alive in Miami.
This is the second 12 months in a row that the Irish have struggled towards Miami. Previous 12 months, in a hard-fought 83-76 activity, Notre Dame emerged victorious, but this 12 months, Miami reversed the end result.
Hof led the both teams with 21 points and 13 rebounds for her eighth double-double of the year, while Mompremier included 18 points and 12 rebounds to notch her individual double-double. Notre Dame’s Jessica Shepard place up 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Battling Irish, and even her work merged with the 14 points from Young and Ogunbowale couldn’t end the Canes.
The No. 4 Irish tumble to No. 25 Miami in a tight leading-25 struggle, 72-65.
— Notre Dame WBB (@ndwbb) February 8, 2019
Both equally teams will keep on their ACC program on Sunday with Miami using on Pittsburgh and Notre Dame enjoying Florida Point out. Notre Dame will be on the lookout to locate its feet once again, when Miami, now armed with a big upset win around a Leading-5 staff, will hope to carry this electrical power by means of its upcoming activity towards No. 2 Louisville future weekend.