#5 Irish Bounce Back with Win Over Clemson

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Notre Dame Athletics | February 1, 2019

CLEMSON, S.C. – The No. 5 Notre Dame women's basketball team bounced back in a major way on Thursday night, rolling to a decisive 101-63 victory over Clemson (14-7, 5-3) inside Littlejohn Coliseum. All five Fighting Irish (20-2, 7-1) starters reached double figures for the seventh time this season, which included a pair of 20-point scoring performances from seniors Arike Ogunbowale and Marina Mabrey.
 
Ogunbowale led all players with 23 points on 7-of-15 shooting, including a 8-for-10 effort from the free-throw line. Mabrey connected on a season high six three-pointers to finish with a season best 22 points. The duo also combined for 13 assists.
 
"I was really pleased with the way we came out starting the game," Karen & Kevin Keyes Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw said. "I really thought we were focused and looking for each other. I thought we passed the ball well. It was great to have Jackie Young back. She really changes things for us."
  
How It Happened
Clemson got on the board first at 9:44, but Notre Dame's defense didn't allow another field goal for nearly five minutes. In fact, the Irish forced six turnovers in that span, spurring an 18-0 run.
 
Mabrey went 3-of-4 from three-point range in the first to lead the Irish in the quarter with nine points, as the senior's third trey built Notre Dame a 21-6 advantage. However, the Tigers fought back, narrowing the deficit to 32-18 at the end of the first.

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