No. 3 Notre Dame blitzes Michigan State women, 90-59

Michigan State’s Lexi Gussert, left, drives against Notre Dame’s Kristina Nelson during the first half Wednesday in South Bend, Ind. Gussert is a Forest Park graduate. (AP photo)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Hall of Fame coach Muffet McGraw got exactly what she wanted from third-ranked Notre Dame in its first home game in 25 days with a quick start on the way to a 90-59 victory over Michigan State on Wednesday.
“I was a little worried — we’re coming into final exams, we finally get a chance to play at home and I wanted to make sure we came out ready,” McGraw said after Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points to lead four Irish players in double figures.
Jenna Allen led Michigan State (5-3) with 28 points, and Forest Park product Lexi Gussert had 11.
Three days after losing at No. 1 Connecticut, Notre Dame (8-1) ran out to a 47-16 halftime lead.