With preseason All-America guard Arike Ogunbowale struggling, Notre Dame teammate Marina Mabrey took over for the top-ranked Irish in a 78-48 victory over visiting Wake Forest on Sunday.
“It happens to everyone,” Mabrey said Mabrey after scoring 18 points. Ogunbowale, averaging 22.6 points a game coming into Sunday, was held to four. “I’m confident the next game she will be ready to go — she got the misses out of the way.”
Ogunbowale, who scored 30 points Thursday in a win over No. 2 Louisville, was 1-for-11 from the floor Sunday.
“Sometimes you just have that kind of day,” Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw said.
Jessica Shepard had 16 points, and Brianna Turner had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Notre Dame (16-1, 4-0 ACC).
Christina Morra scored 13 points for Wake Forest (9-7, 0-3). Demon Deacons leading scorer Elisa Penna managed just five points on 1-for-12 shooting.
#2 Louisville 61, Georgia Tech 44: Asia Durr scored 21 points and Sam Fuehring had 13 points and 14 rebounds as the Cardinals (15-1, 3-1 ACC) rebounded from the loss to Notre Dame by beating the visiting Yellow Jackets (12-5, 2-2). After Chanin Scott’s putback trimmed Georgia Tech’s deficit to nine with 1:59 left in the third, Louisville held the Yellow Jackets to two points over the next 7:11.
#3 UConn 63, South Florida 46: Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 points to become the 10th Huskies player to reach the 2,000-point milestone and Megan Walker added 14 points as host UConn (14-1, 3-0 American) beat the Bulls (10-7, 1-2).
#5 Oregon 72, UCLA 52: Ruthy Hebard had 19 points and 18 rebounds and Satou Sabally added 19 points as the visiting Ducks (15-1, 4-0 Pac-12) beat the Bruins (9-8, 2-3).
#8 N.C. State 66, Virginia 38: Erika Cassell had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and the Wolfpack (17-0, 4-0 ACC) trounced the Cavaliers (7-10, 1-3) to remain the only unbeaten Division I women’s team.
#10 Oregon State 76, USC 52: Mikayla Pivec scored 21 points, Maddie Washington added 19 and Aleah Goodman came off the bench to score 17 as the visiting Beavers (13-2, 4-0 Pac-12) rolled past the Trojans (10-6, 0-5). Minyon Moore scored 21 points to lead USC.
Utah 58, Washington 43: Megan Huff had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead the visiting Utes (15-1, 4-1 Pac-12) past the Huskies (8-9, 1-4). Amber Melgoza, with 14 points, was Washington’s lone player in double figures.
Washington State 74, Colorado 48: Borislava Hristova had 23 points and 10 rebounds as the host Cougars (7-9, 2-3 Pac-12) beat the Buffaloes (10-6, 0-5).
No. 2 Michigan remains unbeaten
Zavier Simpson scored 24 points and Jon Teske added 17 as No. 2 Michigan rolled to an 80-60 victory over visiting Northwestern to give the Wolverines the best start in school history.
Michigan (17-0, 6-0 Big Ten) started 16-0 on two previous occasions, but set a standard for wins to start a season by bolting to a 10-0 lead and not slowing down against the Wildcats (10-7, 1-5).
Northwestern was without leading scorer Vic Law because of a lower-body injury. The Wildcats lost by two to the Wolverines last month — one of only two Michigan games this season decided by a single digit.
#6 Michigan St. 71, Penn State 56: Nick Ward had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Matt McQuaid added 15 points as the visiting Spartans (15-2, 6-0 Big Ten) extended their winning streak to 10 games by topping the Nittany Lions (7-10, 0-6).
Oregon State 79, UCLA 66: Ethan Thompson and Stephen Thompson Jr. scored 17 points apiece as the Beavers (11-4, 3-0) downed the visiting Bruins (10-7, 3-1), who had been 3-0 under interim head coach Murry Bartow.
Oregon 81, USC 60: Paul White and Louis King each scored 19 points as the host Ducks (10-6, 1-2 Pac-12) beat the Trojans (9-8, 2-2). Jonah Mathews scored 15 points to lead USC.
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