|Game 26: #6/6 Notre Dame (22-3, 9-2) vs. Boston College (14-10, 3-8)|
|When:||Wednesday, Feb. 13 | 7 pm ET|
|Where:||Chestnut Hill, Mass. | Conte Forum (8,606)|
|Listen:||Pulse FM 96.9/92.1/103.1 | Bob Nagle (PxP) | Listen Online|
|Reminder:||Irish have a clear bag policy for the 2018-19 season and moving forward|
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The No. 6 Notre Dame women’s basketball team has five games remaining in the regular season and up next for the Fighting Irish is a road clash at Boston College on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The Irish look for ACC win No. 10 when they challenge the Eagles at 7 p.m. ET inside the Conte Forum, streaming live on ACCN Extra.
CHASING SKYLAR / 2,000 POINT CLUB
Senior guard Arike Ogunbowale is closing in on the Notre Dame all-time scoring record. First off, Ogunbowale surpassed the 2,000 career point milestone Dec. 16 vs. Binghamton, becoming the fifth Irish player to do so.
Ogunbowale enters Wednesday’s game with 2,301 career points. Up next:
No. 2 Beth Morgan – 2,322 points
No. 1 Skylar Diggins – 2,357 points
LAST TIME VS BOSTON COLLEGE
On Jan. 20, the Irish earned a 92-63 win over Boston College inside Purcell Pavilion. Notre Dame received double-doubles from both Jackie Young and Jessica Shepard, while Arike Ogunbowale dropped a game high 24 points.
FOUR IN THE TOP 50
The Irish currently boast four players in the top 50 nationally in shooting percentage:
17. Shepard – 60.2 percent
20. Turner – 59.1 percent
30. Young – 55.0 percent
50. Mabrey – 52.5 percent
Young continues to be the most efficient guard in Notre Dame’s arsenal. Her .550 shooting percentage ranks 4th nationally among just guards.
As a team, the Irish are shooting 51.4 percent, which ranks third in the country, while Oregon takes the top spot at 52.6 percent.
MABREY ON FIRE
Over last five games: Mabrey has converted 19-of-33 from beyond the arc – which ranks 5th in the country in that span. Mabrey has shot 57.6 percent in those five games, which ranks 4th best in that span with a minimum of 15 makes.
Mabrey tied the best stretch of her career (2016-17 season) with three straight games of 20 or more points from Jan. 27-Feb.3. She shot a blazing 16-of-23 from three, connecting on 69.6 percent.
NO. 3 ON FIRE FROM THREE
Mabrey has raised her season three-point shooting percentage from .425 to .469 over the last five games. That number ranks 5th in the country. Mabrey has also raised her three-point field goals made per game from 2.3 to 2.7, which ranks 5th in the ACC.
Mabrey’s 247 career treys surpassed her position coach Beth (Morgan) Cunningham for 3rd all-time. Up next is Sheila McMillen with 249. Alicia Ratay holds the top spot with 262.
TURNER BLOCK PARTY
With a season high tying five blocks in three straight games, no other player in Division I has a better block average or total blocks in February than Turner.
Furthermore, Turner has collected 32 blocks over the last eight games, including her season high of five four times in that span.
NAISMITH DEFENSIVE POTY MIDSEASON LIST
No surprise that the two-time ACC Defensive Player of the Year found herself on the Naismith Women’s Defensive Player of the Year Award Midseason Watch List.
Turner is averaging 2.7 blocks per game, which leads all players in the ACC and ranks 10th in the nation.
Turner is currently chasing Notre Dame great Ruth Riley for the all-time mark (370 career blocks), sitting with 331 blocks heading into Wednesday’s matchup.