Notre Dame Athletics | January 25, 2019
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The No. 1 Notre Dame women's basketball team bounced back after a cold shooting start to earn a hard fought 77-62 road victory over Tennessee (12-7). The Fighting Irish (19-1) won their 12th straight behind a Jackie Young triple-double and a game high 28 points from Arike Ogunbowale.
Young posted 16 points, 12 rebounds and a career high 10 assists, achieving the seventh triple-double in school history, and the first since Lindsay Allen versus Chattanooga on Dec. 27, 2016.
"I was pretty happy with the second half. Our offense was way out of rhythm to start the game. We tried to get the ball to the post but settled for jumpers, and once we started to get it inside, I thought the high-low game was really effective," Karen & Kevin Keyes Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw said. "Thought we moved the ball better and defended better in the second half."
Jessica Shepard notched her third consecutive double-double with 13 points and 11 boards. In addition, Brianna Turner collected 13 points, eight rebounds and four blocks.
How It Happened
Notre Dame's offense suffered from a slight cold shooting spell to start the game, missing 11 straight shots, before ending with four consecutive makes, as Shepard, Ogunbowale, Turner and Young all contributed. After the opening period, the Irish trailed the Lady Vols 17-14.
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