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Irish Cruise Past Marquette
Kelley Siemon drives to the basket as Marquette's Lisa Oldenburg attempts to block her shot.
 
Kelley Siemon drives to the basket as Marquette's Lisa Oldenburg attempts to block her shot.

Jan. 2, 2000

Box Score

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Irish got the message.

After enduring a 12:01 a.m. practice just hours after a lackadaisical effort in a victory over Valparaiso on Wednesday, 10th-ranked Notre Dame came out shooting against Marquette and beat the Golden Eagles 75-60 on Sunday.

Niele Ivey scored 19 points and handed out 12 assists, while Ruth Riley had 18 points and nine rebounds.

It was the fifth consecutive win for the Irish (9-2). Marquette is 9-3.

"I was really pleased with our defense, we're definitely making some strides there," said Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw. "We did a good job with our help rotation.

"And the player of the game was Ruth Riley. She played like an All-American. She dominated at both ends of the floor."

Three minutes into the second half, the score was tied 36-36.

Then the Irish went on a 6-0 run, sparked by two Ivey baskets and a layup by Danielle Green off an Ivey assist. The Irish outscored the Golden Eagles 20-6 over a 10-minute stretch for a 56-42 lead.

Ivey then hit consecutive 3-pointers with less than six minutes remaining, bumping Notre Dame's lead to 63-46.

Ivey hit 3-of-7 from 3-point range for the game.

"It was kind of the Niele Ivey highlight show," McGraw said. "It (Ivey's 3s) really broke open a close game. That second 3-pointer really broke their back. That was a critical moment in the game."

Marquette was hurt by poor shooting. After going 11-of-27 from the field in the first half, the Golden Eagles hit only five of their first 20 shots in the second half. Marquette finished the game 19-of-58. Notre Dame hit 16-of-29 in the second half.

 

 

The Irish outscored the Golden Eagles 44-32 in the second half.

"We simply had a lapse in the second half," said Marquette coach Terri Mitchell. "We weren't running offenses and we weren't running back on defense, and that just changed the whole game."

Heidi Bowman led Marquette with 15 points. Green added 15 for the Irish.

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November 3
7:00 PM
Roberts Wesleyan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 11
7:00 PM
Central Michigan Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 14
7:00 PM
WNIT Quarterfinals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 17
7:00 PM
WNIT Semifinals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 20
3:00 PM
WNIT Final
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

CBS Sports Network
November 22
8:00 PM
UL-Lafayette
Houston, Texas (Campbell Center)
November 26
1:00 PM
TCU
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 30
9:00 PM
Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)

BTN
December 4
1:00 PM
Valparaiso
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 7
7:00 PM
UConn
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
December 10
8:00 PM
DePaul
Chicago, Ill. (McGrath-Phillips Arena)
December 18
2:00 PM
Toledo
Toledo, Ohio (Savage Arena)
December 20
7:00 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich. (Breslin Center)

BTN
December 27
6:30 PM
Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tenn. (McKenzie Arena)
December 29
7:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (Reynolds Coliseum)

ACC Network Extra
January 2
7:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (McCamish Pavilion)
January 5
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
January 8
3:00 PM
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (BankUnited Center)

ESPN Flex
January 12
7:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind.

ACC Network Extra
January 16
7:00 PM
Tennessee
Knoxville, Tenn. (Thompson-Boling Arena)

ESPN2
January 19
7:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Conte Forum)
January 22
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Carmichael Arena)

ESPNU
January 26
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
January 29
12:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
February 2
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)
February 6
7:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
February 12
1:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
February 16
7:00 PM
Clemson
Clemson, S.C. (Littlejohn Coliseum)
February 19
5:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Carrier Dome)

ESPN2
February 23
7:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
February 26
1:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
March 17
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TBD
March 24
TBA
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TBD
March 31
TBA
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Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center)
April 2
TBA
NCAA Final
Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center)

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