Fighting Irish Athletics | December 11, 2014
Jewell Loyd capped a career effort with Notre Dame's most critical points.
The junior guard scored a career-high 41 points - including seven in overtime - to lead No. 5 Notre Dame to a 94-93 victory over No. 25 DePaul on Wednesday night.
With Notre Dame down 93-92 with 5.3 seconds left in overtime, Loyd was fouled on a drive and hit two free throws to help the Irish (9-1) win their sixth straight in the series.
"Jewell Loyd was amazing," Irish coach Muffet McGraw said. "We gave them so many opportunities and then we came up with the big free throws at the end."
The Irish overcame a late six-point deficit in regulation to force overtime
Brittany Hrynko missed four late overtime free throws for DePaul (6-3). She was 5 of 16 from the line and the Blue Demons were 12 of 29 overall.
"I've been coaching 41 years and this has never happened," DePaul coach Doug Bruno said. "This doesn't happen in sixth and seventh grade. It doesn't happen. It happened. I trust we have the inner strength to turn the page."
Hrynko scored 32 points for the Blue Demons. Megan Rogowski had 16, and Chanise Jenkins 12.