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Jan. 8, 1998

Notre Dame Wins Sixth Straight in Downing Miami 75-47

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - For the fifth straight game, Notre Dame turned in a stellar defensive performance holding its opponent to under 50 points for the fourth consecutive game as the Irish best Miami 75-47. It was the sixth straight win for head coach Muffet McGraw's team who improved to 9-4 and 3-2 in the BIG EAST.

Freshman Ruth Riley recorded her first career double-double posting career-highs of 19 points and 11 rebounds as she led three Notre Dame players in double figures. Senior Mollie Peirick finished with a season-high 18 points, all coming from three-point range as she tied a Notre Dame school record with six three pointers.

Notre Dame finished with 11 three-pointers on the night, tying a school record. Sheila McMillen was the only other Irish player in double figures as she netted 13 points.

The Irish blew open a close game after halftime leading 29-23 at the intermission as the Irish outscored the Hurricanes, who fell to 8-2 and 3-2 in the BIG EAST, 19-6 in the first 12 minutes of the second half. Miami scored just four points in the first nine minutes of the second half.

Notre Dame held the Hurricanes to 30.0 percent shooting for the game and 22.9 percent accuracy in the second half as Miami hit just eight of 35 attempts. The Irish shot 47.1 percent in the second half and 47.3 percent for the game and hit 55.0 percent (11-20) from three-point range.

Notre Dame also outrebounded Miami 43-32 in the contest.

The Irish return to action on Saturday, January 8, when they travel to St. John's for a 2:00 p.m. tipoff against the Red Storm.

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January 16
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January 19
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January 22
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January 26
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