WKU BASKETBALL | Lady Tops Give Notre Dame All It Can Handle

11/14/2017 11:56 PM

The final score didn’t indicate how close the game Tuesday night was.

In the end, No. 6 Notre Dame was too much for WKU, winning 78-65.

The WKU Lady Toppers left it all on the floor and almost pulled off what would have been one of the biggest upsets in college basketball. However, three things did the Lady Toppers in: Points in the paint, bench points and a quiet night from senior forward Ivy Brown.

WKU only shot 29% from the field for the game. However, despite not shooting the ball particularly well, the Lady Toppers were able to keep up with Notre Dame most of the way. The uglier and more physical the game got, the more the Lady Tops hung in there.

Both teams played thin lineups but Notre Dame’s bench outscored the Lady Tops 17-5 and dominated the paint 50-32.

Usually a huge scoring factor for the Tops, senior forward Ivy Brown was held to only two points and played most of the game in foul trouble before finally fouling out in the fourth quarter.

Along with senior guard Tashia Brown, freshman forward Raneem Elgewady and sophomore guard Whitney Creech kept WKU in the game with double digit performances.

Coach Michelle Clark-Heard said this three game stretch, which saw her team face then-No. 16 Missouri, Iowa and now No. 6 Notre Dame, has sped up the maturation process of this team.

The 1-2 Lady Tops will now hit the road to face Indiana.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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