GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Louisville 78, Notre Dame 61


Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Dana Evans and No. 6 Louisville took care of business quickly Sunday and wrapped up their fourth straight regular-season Atlantic Coast Conference title with a 78-61 victory at mistake-prone Notre Dame.

Evans, a senior point guard and the reigning ACC Player of the Year, had 26 points and five assists for coach Jeff Walz's Cardinals (21-2, 14-2 ACC), who prevented No. 2 North Carolina State from overtaking them for first place in the league. N.C. State won 68-61 at Syracuse earlier Sunday.

Elizabeth Dixon added 12 points and Mykasa Robinson, Kianna Smith and Hailey Van Lith each scored 10 for Louisville, which will have a double bye along with N.C. State, Georgia Tech and Florida State in the upcoming ACC Tournament at Greensboro, North Carolina.

Sam Brunelle came off the bench to score 13 points and reserve Olivia Miles, playing in her fifth game after skipping her senior season at Blair Academy (New Jersey), added 11 points for the Irish (10-9, 8-7). Notre Dame saw its two-game winning streak following a COVID-19 shutdown end.

The Irish had a turnover-filled first half during which Louisville took a 44-28 halftime lead. The Irish had nine turnovers in the first quarter and finished with 25.

February 28, 2021


Louisville
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
O. Cochran F 19 4-6 0-0 0-1 1-5 0 2 1 2 3 8
D. Evans G 36 9-18 6-7 2-7 0-2 5 0 1 3 2 26
H. Van Lith G 30 3-13 2-2 2-5 2-4 2 0 2 1 2 10
E. Balogun G 16 0-1 0-0 0-1 1-3 0 0 2 0 0 0
A. Smith G 10 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 1 0 2 2
K. Smith 32 4-8 0-0 2-5 1-5 5 0 0 2 1 10
M. Robinson 27 5-5 0-0 0-0 0-2 4 0 3 0 3 10
E. Dixon 21 6-7 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 1 0 2 1 12
N. Konno 7 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-1 0 1 0 1 0 0
M. Russell 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   198 32-62
(.516)
8-9
(.889)
6-21
(.286)
7-28 16 4 10 12 14 78


Notre Dame
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Westbeld F 25 4-10 1-1 0-1 2-6 3 1 1 3 3 9
M. Vaughn C 12 2-2 0-0 0-0 1-4 0 1 0 2 3 4
A. Peoples G 33 3-9 0-2 1-2 2-7 2 0 0 4 3 7
D. Mabrey G 30 2-4 2-2 2-4 0-1 0 0 1 1 0 8
D. Walker G 20 1-4 2-2 1-2 0-1 0 0 3 3 1 5
O. Miles 32 5-10 1-3 0-2 2-4 6 0 0 4 2 11
S. Brunelle 29 6-10 0-0 1-3 2-3 2 0 0 5 2 13
K. Gilbert 17 2-6 0-0 0-1 1-2 0 0 1 3 4 4
Totals   198 25-55
(.455)
6-10
(.600)
5-15
(.333)
11-35 13 2 6 25 18 61



Officials: Dee Kantner, Tiara Cruse, Saif Esho
Attendance: 126




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