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No. 17 Miami Drops 59-50 Decision To Notre Dame

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Courtney LaVere scored 15 points, and Notre Damerode a strong run at the start of the second half to a 59-50 victory Wednesdaynight over No. 17 Miami.

The Irish (12-7, 5-2) went on an 11-2 run after the break to take a 37-30lead, and Miami managed just three baskets while turning the ball over seventimes in the first 12:47.

Tamara James scored 16 points to lead Miami (16-2, 5-2), which lost for thefirst time since Jan. 7. The Hurricanes shot just 37 percent.

Megan Duffy hit two free throws to push the lead to 45-37 with 6:23 left.Katy Flecky’s short jumper with 2:07 remaining ended a 9-4 run for Miami andgave the Irish a 51-46 lead.

Notre Dame, which made 18 of 22 free throws, went nine for 10 from the linein the final 1:18 to seal the victory.

After falling behind early, Notre Dame went on an 8-0 run to tie the game at20 on Breona Gray’s layup with 7:31 left in the first half. Miami respondedwith back-to-back 3-pointers by Yalonda McCormick and Melissa Knight and led28-26 lead at halftime.