March 2, 2009
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) –Lindsay Schrader had 14 points and 11 rebounds and No. 20 Notre Dame defeated short-handed West Virginia 72-66 on Monday.
The Irish (21-7, 10-6 Big East) led comfortably for most of the game after using a 9-2 run midway through the first half to open a a 25-15 lead. West Virginia (16-13, 5-11) played with just seven players because starting point guard Ashley Powell was ill and three players are sidelined for the season with injuries. The Mountaineers closed to 70-66 on a basket inside by Sarah Miles with 44 second left.
But the Irish, who struggled with free throws, made five of six in the final 64 seconds to hold on. The finished 14-of-24 from the line.
Takisha Granberry, who was 5-of-9 from 3-point range, led the Mountaineers with 21 points.