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Women's Basketball Remains Undefeated, Downs Seton Hall, 72-47
Ruth Riley finished with 13 points while Niele Ivey added 11 points and Monique Hernandez had 10.
 
Ruth Riley finished with 13 points while Niele Ivey added 11 points and Monique Hernandez had 10.

Jan. 21, 2001

Box Score

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) - Third-ranked Notre Dame was not about to rest on its accomplishments.

Following the biggest win in school history, the unbeaten Irish scored the first 11 points of the game and got 17 overall from Erika Haney in a 72-47 win Sunday over Seton Hall.

Notre Dame, which beat No. 1 Connecticut 92-76 last Monday, showed no signs of a letdown. The Irish (18-0, 7-0 Big East) limited the Pirates to just two free throws over the first 10:58 while opening a 15-2 lead.

"Coming off that big win it might have been a little hard for us to get back on track," Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw said. "In fact, I think we came out a little tentative."

Asked about the possibility of being ranked No. 1 in Monday's poll, McGraw said, "We've worked so hard to get to where we are that it would be a nice pat on the back. But our work right now is far from over."

After Seton Hall (12-6, 5-2) got its first field goal on a jumper by Arminda Moreno with 9:02 remaining, the Irish went on a 10-2 spurt that included four points each by Haney and Ruth Riley to open a 25-6 lead. Haney also scored the first seven points of the game.

"The first 10 minutes weren't much fun," Seton Hall coach Phyllis Mangina said. "We felt like the Minnesota Vikings. We just didn't play very well offensively."

Moreno led Seton Hall with 17 points.

The Irish defense, ranked first in the country in field goal percentage allowed, limited Seton Hall to just 26.9 percent (7-for-26) shooting in the first half and 30.9 percent for the game.

Riley, Notre Dame's 6-fot-4 senior center, finished with 13 points while playing on a sore ankle. Niele Ivey added 11 points and Monique Hernandez had 10.

"They were double-teaming me every time the ball came into the post, so I knew someone must be open so I just looked to kick the ball out to an open teammate," said Riley.

 

 

Senior forward Kelley Siemon, who broke her left hand a week ago in a win over Virginia Tech, sat out the game for the Irish but is slated to return to action by the end of the month.

Event Calendar

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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
TBA
Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
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
TBA
DePaul
Chicago, Ill. (McGrath-Phillips Arena)
December 18
2:00 PM
Toledo
Toledo, Ohio (Savage Arena)
December 20
TBA
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich. (Breslin Center)
December 27
TBA
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
TBA
NCAA First/Second Rounds
TBD
March 24
TBA
NCAA Regionals
TBD
March 31
TBA
NCAA Semifinals
Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center)
April 2
TBA
NCAA Final
Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center)

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