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Feb. 3, 1998

Blue Free Throw Lifts Hurricanes to 77-76 Victory over Notre Dame

Game Statistics

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Octavia Blue hit a free throw with no time remaining on the clock to lift Miami to a 77-76 victory over visiting Notre Dame. The win snapped a five-game Irish winning streak over the Hurricanes.

Blue, who finished with 14 points in the contest, was fouled by Kari Hutchinson on a questionable call. It appeared that time had expired, but the officials determined that the clock had not sounded.

The outcome was similar to last year as Notre Dame hot two free throws in the final seconds of the game to escape with a two-point victory.

Kym Hope finished the game with a game-high 20 points.

Danielle Green, who led four Irish players in double figures with 18 points, tied the contest with seven seconds remaining on a driving five-foot layup. Miami inbounded the basketball and got two shots off in the final six seconds of the game. Kym missed the first shot, but then Blue grabbed the rebound.

Mistakes late in the game cost Notre Dame the victory. Leading 74-71 with 54 seconds remaining in regulation, the Irish got the ball back on a Blue turnover. Freshman Kelly Siemon turned the ball over trying to get the ball to Green on the inbounds. Hope tied the game with 34 seconds left before Green's basket.

Notre Dame, which shot 58.0 percent for the game, jumped out to a nine-point lead midway through the second half. But the Hurricanes came back on the strength of their three-point shooting. Shannon Drury nailed five three-pointers (all in the second half) to help the Hurricane comeback.

Miami, which shot just 28.6 percent in the first half, did not lead in the game until 6:40 remaining in the game on back-to-back three-pointers from Drury.

Siemon finished the game with 14 points, Ruth Riley added 16 and Mollie Peirick had 11 and nine assists.

With the loss, Notre Dame, which suffered its second straight setback on the road, falls to 14-7 and 8-5 in the BIG EAST, while the Hurricanes improved to 13-7, 8-4.

Drury finished the game with 16 points, Blue added 14 and Jennifer Jordan tallied 17.

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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
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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