Leigh Torbin | November 4, 2016
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- It may have been an exhibition game officially, but the No. 1/2 Notre Dame women's basketball team brought regular-season intensity to the Purcell Pavilion floor on Thursday night, coming away with a 129-50 win over Roberts Wesleyan before 7,675 Irish fans.
Although just an exhibition and against a lower-division foe, the 129 points would have broken the school's regular season game high-water mark of 128 points set on Dec. 30, 2011, at Mercer and matched on Dec. 31, 2012, at home against St. Francis (Pa.).
Most of the major statistical categories were as lopsided as the 79-point margin of victory would imply. The Irish shot 61.5% from the floor (56-of-91) while holding the Redhawks to a 25.0% clip (16-of-64). Notre Dame produced 38 assists (including 10 from Lindsay Allen) against just four turnovers. The Irish had 19 steals (led by four each from Kathryn Westbeld and Marina Mabrey) while having the ball stolen from them just once on the night.