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Notre Dame Defeats Villanova for Coach McGraw’s 700th Win

Opening Tip of Game between #2 Notre Dame vs Villanova from The Pavilion

On Tuesday February 5th from The Pavilion on the campus of Villanova University, it was a women’s basketball Big East Conference clash betweet the Villanova Wildcats who took on the number two ranked team in the nation in the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Villanova came into this game off an loss to Rutgers on February 2nd, while Notre Dame came into the game off a win over Cincinnati. The game was broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Network. Villanova Started the game with the ball.  The first

Opening Tip of Game between #2 Notre Dame vs Villanova from The Pavilion

Opening Tip of Game between #2 Notre Dame vs Villanova from The Pavilion on CBS Sports Network

points of the game came from Notre Dame’s Jewell Loyd for points. Villanova’s first points of the game came from Taylor Holeman which came off a basket and a foul.  It was a very tight first half, and at the half Notre Dame lead 29-21 over Villanova.  The leading scorer for Notre Dame in the first half was Natalie Achonwa with 10 points, and the leading scorer for Villanova in the first half was Taylor Holeman with nine points.

Notre Dame started with the ball to begin the second half and notre dame kept the pressure on. Villanova was making a strong comeback, with Devon Kane hitting a big three pointer to cut the lead down to two, then notre dame answered back with four straight points. Notre Dame held on to a 59-52 win over Villanova. With the win over Nova, Notre Dame Head Coach Muffet McGraw picked up career win number 700.

Final Stats:

Notre Dame leading scorer for the game were
Natalie Achonwa with 19 points & 11 rebounds, Kayla McBride had 16 points & 8 rebounds

Villanova leading scorer for the game were
Emily Leer with 15 points & 5 rebounds, Rachel Roberts with 14 points & 4 rebounds

Audio:
Villanova Head Coach Harry Perretta about Performace of Rachel Roberts:
http://soundcloud.com/david-malandra-jr/villanova-head-coach-harry-1

Villanova Emily Leer & Rachel Roberts about 3 PT Shooting vs Notre Dame:
http://soundcloud.com/david-malandra-jr/villanova-emily-leer-rachel

Notre Dame Head Coach Muffet McGraw on getting career win #700 vs Villanova:
http://soundcloud.com/david-malandra-jr/notre-dame-head-coach-muffet

Pics
Villanova Coach Harry Perretta, Rachel Roberts & Emily Leer:
https://twitter.com/DaveM_PSL/status/298977009990778880

Notre Dame Muffet McGraw with CBS Sports Network Debbie Antonelli:
https://twitter.com/DaveM_PSL/status/298979124943405056