No. 1 Notre Dame passes first test, tops No. 15 DePaul
CHICAGO (AP) — Jackie Young had 28 points and 12 rebounds, Arike Ogunbowale scored 24 and No. 1 Notre Dame beat No. 15 DePaul 101-77 on Saturday.
The defending NCAA champions passed their first big test and gave coach Muffet McGraw her 891st career victory. The Irish (3-0) went from trailing by seven through the first quarter to leading by seven at halftime and pulled away over the final two quarters.
Young finished four points shy of her career-high and made 11 of 12 free throws. Ogunbowale was 7 of 8 from the foul line. Jessica Shepard added 15 points and 16 rebounds, and the Irish dominated on the glass 48-23.
Ashton Millender led DePaul (1-1) with 27 points, matching a career high she set exactly one year earlier against Delaware State. Chante Stonewall added a personal-best 21 points.
NO. 2 UCONN 80, VANDERBILT 42
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Crystal Dangerfield scored 19 points and Napheesa Collier added 15 points and 16 rebounds as UConn breezed to victory in the Hall of Fame Showcase.
Katie Lou Samuelson added 15 points while Megan Walker had 14 for the Huskies (2-0).
UConn jumped out to a 20-7 lead in the first quarter. Vanderbilt (1-4) cut its deficit to 25-15 midway through the second quarter before the Huskies put the game away with a 13-0 burst.
Chelsie Hall scored 12 points to lead the Commodores.