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Ohio St. 74, No. 17 Notre Dame 67

January 4, 1997

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ Marcie Alberts scored 14 points and three others scored in the double digits Saturday as Ohio State beat No. 17 Notre Dame 74-67.

Alberts scored eight points in the final three minutes, including 6-for-6 from the free-throw line.

Ohio State (9-3) led 37-31 at halftime and was ahead 60-57 with just over four minutes to play when Larecha Jones started a Buckeyes rally with a breakaway layup to put her team up by five.

Notre Dame (10-4) cut the lead to four points twice during the closing minutes, but was forced to foul. The Buckeyes then pushed the lead to 12.

Katryna Gaither had 17 rebounds for Notre Dame and scored 23 points, including 11 in a row, but was shut down in the final nine minutes. Beth Morgan added 22 points for the Fighting Irish.

Jones scored 12 points and had 11 rebounds for the Buckeyes. Mixu Mour added 11 points and Shelly Nichols had 10.

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