You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Irish Insights

  • Irish WR Amir Carlisle cleared to practice
    Notre Dame wide receiver Amir Carlisle (sprained medial collateral ligament) has been cleared to return to practice, Irish coach Brian Kelly said today at his weekly news conference.
  • Irish freshman enjoys homecoming
    SOUTH BEND – New Jersey-born Andrew Trumbetti grew up dreaming to one day play at Notre Dame.
  • Video: Notre Dame-Syracuse preview
      Journal Gazette Notre Dame beat reporter Chris Goff discusses the Fighting Irish's game versus Syracuse at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Advertisement

Irish open Big East tourney with win

HARTFORD, Conn. – Natalie Achonwa had 20 points and 20 rebounds to help No. 2 Notre Dame beat South Florida 75-66 on Sunday in the Big East women’s tournament quarterfinals.

Skylar Diggins, the Big East player of the year, added 15 points for the Irish – who have won a school record 24 straight games. They will face No. 13 Louisville in the semifinals Monday night.

These two teams met in South Florida in early January and Notre Dame came away with a 75-71 overtime victory. Sunday’s game was more of the same.

Notre Dame (29-1) trailed 51-47 midway through the second half before scoring eight straight points, including four by Achonwa.

The Smith sisters – Andrell and Andrea – did all they could to keep the Bulls (21-10) in the game, but they couldn’t regain the lead.

Andrell finished with 27 points while Andrea had 18.

Advertisement