Ogunbowale scores 19, top-ranked Notre Dame beats TCU 92-59
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Arike Ogunbowale scored 19 points as No. 1 Notre Dame pulled away to a 92-59 victory over TCU on Saturday.
The Irish (6-0) used a decisive third quarter to put away the pesky Horned Frogs. Leading 49-47 midway through the third, Notre Dame finished the quarter on a 17-3 run to take control.
TCU, which shot 8 of 13 (61.5 percent) in the first half, went the final 5:24 of the third quarter without a basket, going 0 for 8 from the field in that span. The Irish took a 66-50 lead into the fourth quarter and continued to pull away.
Brianna Turner, Notre Dame's third-leading scorer, played only 4 minutes and scored just two points in the first half because of foul trouble, and the Horned Frogs matched the Irish with 16 points in the paint in the opening half. Turner finished with 18 points, hitting 7 of 10 from the field.
Ogunbowale hit 5 of 6 3-point attempts and had seven rebounds.
AJ Alix topped the Horned Frogs (4-1) with 16 points.