ACC College Basketball Predictions: Will Clemson cover vs. Notre Dame?

Remigio Civitarese
Gennaio 20, 2018

Player of the GameArike Ogunbowale led the team in points (27) and rebounds (eight).

Arike Ogunbowale had a strong offensive performance for Notre Dame, leading the way with 27 points and eight rebounds. He averaged 21.4 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Marina Mabrey added 20 points, including three 3-pointers in the second half, as well as a game-high seven assists.

Notre Dame has lost three straight coming into today's game, but the last two losses were by a combined five points to Louisville and North Carolina. Jackson paced the Lady Vols during the first half with nine points.

Tennessee wasn't as effective in turning points into turnovers - 15 points from turnovers, compared to Notre Dame's 28. After a Jackie Young jumper made it 57-50 with under 30 seconds left in the quarter, UT was in need of an answer. Just one minute later, the Irish went on a separate 14-0 run as Notre Dame ultimately outscored Tennessee 34-10 in the fourth quarter, completing a 37-point swing and rallying to win, 84-70. Next, the Irish rallied with yet another run, outscoring Tennessee 13-7 over the final four minutes of the third. Tennessee's 10-point total was the fewest it recorded in a fourth quarter this season. The Irish had their way in the lane offensively for the majority of the game, as they scored 46 points in the paint on the night.

Next Game: Tennessee returns home to host #3/3 Mississippi State on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET in Thompson-Boling Arena. - It was a historical night inside Purcell Pavilion as the No. 5 University of Notre Dame women's basketball team completed its largest comeback in program history in an 84-70 victory over No. 6 Tennessee. This was the sixth time in 2017-18 UT has shot 60% or better in the opening stanza. The Big Green managed 48 percent shooting, 6-of-11 treys, 12-of-12 free throws and obtained 28 points off the slippery-handed Orange's 28 turnovers. The Lady Vols have had at least three players in double digits every game this season.

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