SOUTH BEND -- Jackie Young and Notre Dame basketball teammates remain within a game of the Atlantic Coast Conference lead after Sunday afternoon’s 94-70 win over visiting Florida State before 8,950 fans in Purcell Pavilion.
The Princeton-bred Young scored 10 points, shooting 4-for-6 from the field, all on twos, plus 2-for-2 on free throws as the Lady Irish rebounded from Thursday night’s 72-65 loss to Miami in Coral Gables, Fla..
Ranked No. 4 nationally in last week’s poll, they’ll take records of 22-3 overall and 9-2 in the ACC into Wednesday’s 6 p.m. CST game at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Louisville leads the ACC with a 10-1 record. Miami matches Notre Dame’s 9-2 league mark. North Carolina State, where the Lady Irish will play next Monday, stands 8-2.
Florida State, No. 24 nationally last week, fell to 20-4 overall and 8-3 in the ACC with Sunday’s loss.
Young dished five assists, took four rebounds, made two steals and committed just one turnover while playing 31 minutes on Sunday.
Arike Ogunbowale produced 27 points and nine rebounds, Jessica Shepard 26 and eight, Brianna Turner 13 and six.
Marina Mabrey scored nine points and dished six assists.
Nicki Ekhomi led the Lady Seminoles with 24 points, including 11-for-11 free throwing, and matched Mabrey’s game-high six assists.
Five regular season games remain for Coach Muffet McGraw’s Lady Irish before the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. And then the postseason when they’ll seek to repeat the NCAA championship which capped Young’s sophomore season.