Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw, center, speaks to her players after play was stopped due to a power outage during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisiana Lafayette, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
HOUSTON (AP) Top-ranked Notre Dame has moved its game against Louisiana-Lafayette to Rice University after a power outage in the Campbell Center caused a long delay in the second quarter.
After an hour-long stoppage, the schools decided to resume the game at Rice, about 30 minutes away from the original venue. The teams will pick up where they left off, with 2:38 left in the second quarter and the Irish up 38-17.
The game was stopped when the lights in the arena shut off and a couple flashes of light could be seen behind loading dock doors in the corner of the arena. Emergency lights came on in the arena soon after.
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Both teams were sent to the locker rooms with several pops and flashes heard were and seen intermittently.
The game was a homecoming for Notre Dame junior forward Brianna Turner, who played high school basketball south of Houston.