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Notre Dame 74, Tennessee 69

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Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Maddy Westbeld had 15 points and 11 rebounds, Natalija Marshall added 15 points and nine rebounds, and No. 18 Notre Dame rallied from a 16-point deficit to beat No. 20 Tennessee 74-69 in the ACC/SEC Challenge.

Notre Dame trailed 45-29 with 7:03 remaining in the third quarter. The Irish went on a 15-3 run to get within 50-48 before Tennessee guard Jasmine Powell closed the frame by completing a three-point play with 1.7 seconds left for a five-point lead entering the fourth.

Anna DeWolfe scored with 4:25 remaining in the fourth to give Notre Dame its first lead, 62-61, since it was 9-8 midway through the first frame. KK Bransford spun into the lane and sank a shot with 47.7 seconds left to give Notre Dame the lead for good.

Westbeld made two free throws with 10.8 left before grabbing a defensive rebound at the other end. She added another free throws and freshman Hannah Hidalgo made a steal at the buzzer.

Hidalgo scored 13 points, Bransford had 12 and DeWolfe 11 for Notre Dame (6-1). Hidalgo had five assists of her seven assists in the third quarter to help Notre Dame outscore Tennessee 23-16.

The Irish shot 43% from the field despite going 0 for 9 from distance.

Powell finished with 14 points for Tennessee (4-3). Destinee Wells added 13 points, Jewel Spear had 11 and Karoline Striplin 10. Rickea Jackson did not play.

Tennessee led 37-25 at halftime after holding Notre Dame to 27% shooting.

November 29, 2023


Notre Dame
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Westbeld F 32 6-12 3-4 0-2 3-10 1 1 0 2 2 15
K. Watson F 30 4-7 0-2 0-0 0-1 1 0 1 0 4 8
H. Hidalgo G 38 5-17 3-4 0-2 1-7 7 0 4 3 3 13
K. Bransford G 35 5-11 2-2 0-1 1-3 3 0 1 1 1 12
A. DeWolfe G 29 4-9 3-4 0-3 1-3 1 0 3 0 4 11
N. Marshall 29 7-16 1-2 0-1 7-9 1 0 1 1 1 15
E. Risch 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   200 31-72
(.431)
12-18
(.667)
0-9
(.000)
15-40 14 1 10 7 16 74


Tennessee
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
S. Puckett F 33 2-8 3-4 1-4 2-4 0 0 1 1 3 8
J. Hollingshead F 18 0-2 1-2 0-0 0-3 1 0 0 3 2 1
J. Powell G 34 5-13 2-3 2-7 1-7 3 0 0 2 3 14
D. Wells G 33 4-11 5-6 0-5 1-3 5 0 0 4 1 13
J. Spear G 26 4-7 0-0 3-6 1-5 1 0 0 3 3 11
K. Striplin 29 4-5 2-2 0-0 0-3 3 0 1 2 2 10
T. Darby 16 2-7 0-0 2-5 1-3 0 0 1 0 1 6
K. Wynn 11 2-4 2-2 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 0 1 6
Totals   200 23-57
(.404)
15-19
(.789)
8-28
(.286)
8-33 13 0 3 17 16 69


Officials: Brian Hall, Fatou Cissoko Stephens, Teresa Stuck
Attendance: 8,211




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