Right from the get-go Thursday night in South Bend, it was obvious the UNC women’s basketball team was in for a rough night against No. 5 Notre Dame.

The Fighting Irish (21-2, 9-1 ACC) took the lead 30 seconds into the game, built a 15-point lead after the first quarter, extended it to 30 by halftime and cruised the rest of the way to a 94-62 victory over the Tar Heels (14-8, 4-5 ACC).

Jamie Cherry led UNC with 15 points, while Paris Kea added 13 and freshman forward Janelle Bailey notched another double-double by posting 11 points and 10 rebounds.

It would not be anywhere near enough to keep up with the high-powered Notre Dame offense, however, as the Fighting Irish got a game-high 25 points from guard Marina Mabry and 24 points from Arike Ogunbowale.

Notre Dame also shot 51 percent from the floor and forced the Tar Heels into a whopping 22 turnovers–dominating the game in just about every facet.

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The Tar Heels will look to rebound on Sunday when they host Miami at Carmichael Arena. That game is set to begin at 2 p.m.





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