125 Home
    Fighting Irish

    Feb. 21, 1998

    Women's Baketball Falls to No. 2 Connecticut, 73-61

    Game Statistics

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Second-ranked Connecticut clinched its fifth straight Big East regular-season championship Saturday with a 73-61 victory over Notre Dame.

    The Huskies (27-2, 16-1 Big East) played the final 9:48 without their leading scorer, senior Nykesha Sales, who left the game with an injury to her right ankle. Sales, who needed 29 points to become the school's all-time leading scorer, finished with 27.

    Niele Ivey led Notre Dame (17-8, 11-6) with 20 points, while Paige Sauer scored 15 for UConn.

    Sales scored 20 points in the first half as the Huskies struggled to take a 36-32 lead.

    The Huskies built a 24-16 lead before the Irish went on a 15-2 run. A 3-pointer by Ivey gave Notre Dame a 31-26 lead with just under four minutes left in the half.

    After a UConn timeout, Williams hit a 3-pointer and Svetlana Abrosimova made two free throws to tie it at 31.

    Corporate Sponsors
    Team Notre Dame

    SHOP NOW
    AT THE OFFICIAL
    FIGHTING IRISH STORE

      St. Joseph's Medical Center Medifast