No. 1 Irish start slow, finish fast in beating Penn 75-55

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Muffet McGraw doesn't think Notre Dame is enduring a hangover from its 2018 NCAA championship. She thinks the top-ranked Irish have lots of problems to deal with.

Arike Ogunbowale overcame poor shooting to finish with 21 points and lead four players in double figures as Notre Dame overcame 19 turnovers and pulled away from Penn in the second half on the way to a 75-55 victory on Monday night.

Ogunbowale hit just 6 of 19 shots from the field, including 3 of 9 from 3-point land and finished with six assists as the Irish (2-0) struggled against Penn's 2-3 one that limited them to 8 of 21 (38.1 percent) shooting and a 16-13 lead in the first quarter.


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1 Notre Dame2-0
2 Connecticut1-0
3 Oregon2-0
4 Baylor3-0
5 Louisville2-0
6 Mississippi State2-0
7 Stanford2-0
8 Oregon State1-0
9 Maryland2-0
10 South Carolina1-0
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1 California2-0
2 Northeastern2-0
3 Oregon2-0
3 Youngstown State2-0
3 James Madison1-0
3 Columbia2-0
3 Arizona1-0
8 Washington2-0
9 Clemson2-0
10 Marquette3-0
10 Wake Forest3-0
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