SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points and No. 3 Notre Dame beat Michigan State 90-59 on Wednesday night in its first home game in 25 days.
Junior transfer Jessica Shepard had 19 points, Jackie Young added 13 points and graduate transfer Lili Thompson had 12 for Notre Dame (8-1). The Irish went 6-1 on the road, the loss coming Sunday at No. 1 Connecticut.
Jenna Allen led Michigan State (5-3), and Lexi Gussert had 11.
Coach Muffet McGraw used mostly a seven-player rotation and her Irish shot 80 percent (8 of 10) in the second quarter and held the Spartans scoreless over the final 6:16 to take a 47-16 halftime lead.
No. 11 Tennessee 131, Troy 69
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Jaime Nared scored 20 of her 27 points in the first half, Tennessee set a record for points in a quarter and the Lady Vols had their highest point total of their storied history.
Nared opened with a 3-pointer and had seven points as the Lady Vols scored the first 12 points and raced to a 34-15 lead after one quarter. It was 61-39 at the half and then they got hot, setting a school record with 44 points in the third and holding Troy to nine for a 105-39 advantage.
Kortney Dunbar added 17 points, and Rennia Davis, Meme Jackson and Cheridene Green had 16 apiece for Tennessee (9-0). Shaterrika O’Neal had 15 points for Troy (5-1).
No. 12 Ohio State 103, Florida 77
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Kelsey Mitchell became Ohio State’s career scoring leader scorer in the first quarter and fnished with 30 points to help the Buckeyes beat Florida.
Mitchell, the national scoring leader with a 26.1 average, needed eight points to tie Jantel Lavender’s record of 2,818 and she broke it on a runner in the lane. Mitchell finished the game with 2,840. She made four 3-pointers to extend her Division I career record to 415.
Sierra Calhoun added 21 points for Ohio State (9-2). Haley Lorenzen led Florida (5-4) with 17.
No. 15 Maryland 97, Mount St. Mary’s 57
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Ieshia Small scored 21 points and Maryland rolled past Mount St. Mary’s for its sixth straight victory.
Stephanie Jones, Kaila Charles and Kristen Confroy each scored 16 points, and Blair Watson added 13 points and seven assists for the Terrapins (8-2).
Katrice Dickson led the Mountaineers (1-7) with 16 points.
No. 21 Texas A&M 71, TCU 58
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Freshman Chennedy Carter had 23 points, six rebounds and five assists, and Khaalia Hillsman added 22 points for Texas A&M.
Danni Williams added 13 points for Texas A&M (7-2) and Anriel Howard had 16 rebounds. Amy Okonkwo had 19 points, seven rebounds and three assists for TCU (6-2).
Texas A&M is 20-0 at home in the series and leads 36-4 overall.
No. 22 Villanova 73, Fairfield 44
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Adrianna Hahn made five 3-pointers and scored 21 points for Villanova.
Bridget Herlihy added four 3s and a career-high 19 points for the Wildcats (8-0).
Sam Kramer scored 11 points for Fairfield (3-5).
No. 23 Green Bay 75, Dayton 64
DAYTON, Ohio – Jessica Lindstrom had a career-high 29 points and 17 rebounds for Green Bay.
Lindstrom was 8 of 12 from the field in the first half, with five 3-pointers, and scored 21 points tp help Green Bay (7-1) build a 40-27 lead. She finished 9 of 14, including 5 of 9 from 3-point range.
Allie Leclaire added 14 points for Green Bay (7-1). Lauren Cannatelli had 17 points, five rebounds, eight assists and three steals for Dayton (5-3).
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