Notre Dame women's basketball: Hoyas tough challenge for ailing Irish
Not for Notre Dame athletic trainer Anne Marquez, the day after Notre
Dame knocked off No. 2 Connecticut, 74-67, in a college women's
basketball overtime classic.
"We played eight people, and the first six were in the training room,"
Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw said of the day after. "They were
getting ice, getting rehab. When you play that hard, for that long,
you're going to feel it the next day.
"I got the report from the trainer. She had a long list of bruises.
That was a hard-fought game, almost like a heavyweight battle. There
were so many times when there was contact trying to take a charge,
trying to get into a screen."
No. 2-ranked Notre Dame has little time to recover. The Irish (15-1
overall, 3-0 Big East) travel to play at No. 18 Georgetown (13-3, 2-1)
Tuesday night. The game is set for 7 p.m. EST (CBS Sports Network).
Notre Dame's Natalie Novosel (knee) and Fraderica Miller (ankle) are
questionable for the game.
Georgetown will provide a stiff challenge to an Irish team that will
have to prove it can handle a big victory as well as the bruises.