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    1996-97 Women's Basketball Results

    Record: 31-7 (Home: 11-1, Away: 13-4, Neutral: 7-2) BIG EAST Conference 17-1 (2nd/BIG EAST 6) 1997 NCAA Final Four * 1997 NCAA East Regional Champion
                                                                           ---------- Notre Dame High ----------
    Date    ND NR   Opp NR    Opponent        ND Result   W-L Record BEC   Scorer      Rebounder   Assists  Attendance
    WNIT Preseason Tournament Third Place (First/Second Rounds - Campus Sites; Semifinal/Final - Rustin, La; Louisiana Tech University host)
    Nov. 15 20/25            KENT             W   66-41   W1  1-0          Gaither-25  Morgan-8    Ivey-8        857 
    Nov. 17 20/25    6/6     at Iowa          W   61-50   W2  2-0          Gaither-27  Gaither-14  Peirick-4   2,167
    Nov. 19 14/17    3/2     vs. Tennessee    L   59-72   L1  2-1          Gaither-20  Bohman-10   Morgan-5    3,321
    Nov. 20 14/17   8/12     vs. NC St.       W   64-53   W1  3-1          Gaither-24  Gaither-10  Morgan-6    4,836
    Nov. 23 14/17            at Bowling Green W   85-70   W2  4-1          Gaither-25  Bohman-7    Augustin-9    615
    Comfort Inn Downtown Classic Champion (Frank Erwin Center; Atlanta, Ga.; Georgia Tech University host)
    Nov. 28  9/12            vs. Ohio         W   95-82   W3  5-1          Gaither-40  Gaither-14  Augustin-5    485
    Dec. 1   9/12            at Georgia Tech  W   76-69   W4  6-1          Morgan-29   Morgan-12   Augustin-8    790
    Dec. 5   7/14            at Purdue        L   58-73   L1  6-2          Morgan-22   Bohman-10   Morgan-4    5,859
    Dec. 7   7/14            *PROVIDENCE      W   91-75   W1  7-2    1-0   Peirick-18  Morgan-10   Morgan-8      687
    Dec. 9  10/17   19/13    WISCONSIN        L   69-81   L1  7-3          Gaither-27  2 tied- 8   2 with-4    1,102
    Dec. 11 10/17            INDIANA          W   71-63   W1  8-3          Morgan-25   Gaither-10  Augustin-7    715
    Dec. 21 16/19            at Valparaiso    W   75-56   W2  9-3          3 with-13   2 with- 7   Augustin-6  1,117
    Jan. 2  17/22            *at Seton Hall   W   87-47   W3  10-3   2-0   Gaither-25  Gaither-9   Augustin-8    470
    Jan. 4  17/22            at Ohio State    L   67-74   L1  10-4         Gaither-23  Gaither-17  Bohman-3    5,216
    Jan. 7  21/24            *at Boston Coll  W   61-57   W1  11-4   3-0   Morgan-20   Gaither-14  Peirick-2     343
    Jan. 9  21/24            *WEST VIRGINIA   W   103-58  W2  12-4   4-0   McMillen-24 Morgan-10   Peirick-7     310
    Jan. 12 21/24            *at Villanova    W   77-54   W3  13-4   5-0   Gaither-22  Augustin-7  2 with-6    1,106
    Jan. 15 21/24            *at Syracuse     W   72-45   W4  14-4   6-0   Gaither-21  Gaither-12  Augustin-10   714
    Jan. 18 21/24            *PITTSBURGH      W   65-49   W5  15-4   7-0   Morgan-18   Gaither-9   Peirick-9   1,271
    Jan. 21 T-19/22          *RUTGERS         W   76-61   W6  16-4   8-0   Morgan-26   3 with- 7   Augustin-10   590
    Jan. 25 T-19/22          *GEORGETOWN      W   67-63   W7  17-4   9-0   Morgan-27   2 with- 8   Augustin-6  4,837
    Jan. 29 T-19/22          *at Miami, Fla.  W   72-71   W8  18-4  10-0   Morgan-21   Bohman-9    Peirick-8     658
    Feb. 2  19/22            *at St. John's   W   75-47   W9  19-4  11-0   2 with-15   Gaither-9   2 with-5      463
    Feb. 6  15/21            *SYRACUSE        W   90-73   W10 20-4  12-0   Bohman-16   Bohman-9    Augustin-9  1,756
    Feb. 9  15/21    1/1     *at Connecticut  L   49-72   L1  20-5  12-1   Gaither-19  Gaither-12  Morgan-3   10,027
    Feb. 12 17/18            *BOSTON COLLEGE  W   91-64   W1  21-5  13-1   Morgan-17   Morgan-7    Augustin-8  1,492
    Feb. 16 17/18            *at Providence   W   97-74   W2  22-5  14-1   Gaither-23  Morgan-11   Augustin-8  1,078
    Feb. 19 16/17            *VILLANOVA       W   68-51   W3  23-5  15-1   Gaither-18  Gaither-15  Augustin-9  2,476
    Feb. 22 16/17            *SETON HALL      W   75-61   W4  24-5  16-1   Morgan-24   Gaither-9   McMillen-4  4,874
    Feb. 25 14/15            *at West VirginiaW   80-67   W5  25-5  17-1   Morgan-24   Gaither-16  Augustin-7  1,239
    BIG EAST Tournament Second Place (Gampel Pavilion; Storrs, Conn.; University of Connecticut host)
    Mar. 2  14/15            vs. Rutgers      W   86-58   W6  26-5         Morgan-23   Gaither-8   Augustin-7 10,027
    Mar. 3  13/15            vs. Georgetown   W   83-43   W7  27-5         Gaither-26  Bohman-10   Augustin-9 10,027
    Mar. 4  13/T-15 1/1      at Connecticut   L   77-86   L1  27-6         Morgan-30   Gaither-14  2 with-3   10,027
    NCAA Tournament East Sub-Regional Champion (Frank Erwin Center; Austin, Texas; University of Texas host)
    Mar. 15 15/14            vs. Memphis      W   93-62   W1  28-6         Gaither-24  Gaither-12  2 with-6    8,185
    Mar. 17 15/14   14/13    at Texas         W   88-83   W2  29-6         2 with-29   Gaither-11  Peirick-8   7,418
    NCAA Tournament East Regional Champion (Carolina Coliseum/Frank McGuire Arena; Columbia, S.C.; University of South Carolina host)
    Mar. 22 15/14   8/7      vs. Alabama      W   87-71   W3  30-6         Morgan-36   Morgan-13   Peirick-11  4,011
    Mar. 24 15/14   22/16    vs. George Wash  W   62-52   W4  31-6         Gaither-25  Gaither-16  Peirick-5   2,678
    NCAA Final Four - Third-Place Tie (Riverfront Coliseum; Cincinnati, Ohio; Xavier University host)
    Mar. 28 15/14   10/11    vs. Tennessee    L   66-80   L1  31-7         Gaither-28  Gaither-13  2 with-4   16,714
    Caps denotes home game. * - Indicates BIG EAST Conference game. 
    NR - Indicates Notre Dame and opponent national ranking's in the Associated Press/USA Today polls at gametime.

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