The Reporter (Lansdale, PA)

Louisville knocks No. 10 Notre Dame out of ACC Tournament


GREENSBORO, N.C. >> Hailey Van Lith had 15 points, and unranked Louisville used a stifling defensive performanc­e to knock off No. 10 Notre Dame 64-38 on Saturday to advance to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament championsh­ip game.

Louisville limited the Fighting Irish to 31.4% shooting and forced 22 turnovers, using a full court press to create chaos while closing off entry passes in half court sets.

It’s the first time Notre Dame has been held to under 50 points all season.

The Cardinals (23-10) will be seeking their first title since 2018 on Sunday when they face the winner of the other semifinal game at the Greensboro Coliseum between No. 8 Virginia Tech and No. 13 Duke.

Olivia Cochran had 12 points and eight rebounds and Mykasa Robinson and Chrislyn Carr each had 10 points for Louisville.

Maddy Westbeld had nine points to lead Notre Dame (25-5), which played without point point guard Olivia Miles, who was injured in last week’s win over Louisville and has not played since. The Irish already had lost starter Dara Mabrey to a season-ending injury earlier this year.

NO. 9 UCONN 69, GEORGETOWN 39 Aaliyah Edwards had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead UConn to a rout of Georgetown in the Big East quarterfin­als.

Dorka Juhasz also put up a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Lou Lopez Senechal added 14 points for the top-seeded Huskies (27-5), who have won six of their last seven games.

Kelsey Ransom had 12 points to lead Georgetown (14-17).

UConn star Azzi Fudd returned to play after missing 22 games while recovering from a pair of knee injuries. She had 10 points in 17 minutes.

The Huskies take on the winner of the quarterfin­al between Marquette and St. John’s on Sunday. They have lost to both teams this season.

AP women’s college basketball: https://­ege-basketball and hub/ap-top-25-womenscoll­ege-basketball-poll and APTop25

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