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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Notre Dame's Loyd day-to-day with sprained knee

2014-01-21T20:00:00Z 2014-01-22T02:33:06Z WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Notre Dame's Loyd day-to-day with sprained kneeThe Associated Press The Associated Press
January 21, 2014 8:00 pm  • 

No. 2 Notre Dame's leading scorer Jewell Loyd has a sprained right knee and is listed as day-to-day.

Coach Muffet McGraw said earlier Tuesday that Loyd, who is averaging 16.9 points and 6.1 rebounds a game, likely would miss Thursday's game when the Fighting Irish (17-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) play Miami (11-7, 3-2 ACC), but that was before Loyd had been seen by a doctor. Team spokesman Chris Masters said Loyd's status was upgraded to day-to-day after seeing the doctor.

Loyd had twisted her ankle when a Tennessee player stepped on her foot as she ran during Notre Dame's 86-70 victory Monday night, but McGraw said the injury was to her knee.

The Irish play at sixth-ranked Maryland on Monday.

No. 5 Louisville 93, Houston 52: Shoni Schimmel had 25 points and eight rebounds as Louisville pulled away in the second half for a win over Houston to extend the Cardinals' win streak to 12 games.

Schimmel was 9 of 14 shooting, including 7 of 11 from behind the 3-point line as the Cardinals (19-1, 7-0 American) shot 54 percent from the field, including hitting 11 of 21 from behind the arc.

Asia Taylor added 16 points, Bria Smith had 13 points, eight assists and seven rebounds and Emmonnie Henderson chipped in 14 points.

Yasmeen Thompson had 10 points and eight rebounds, and Marche' Amerson and Demetria Foreman each added 10 points for the Cougars (4-14, 0-7), who shot 30 percent from the field and committed 25 turnovers in losing its seventh straight.

Oklahoma 75, No. 20 Iowa State 54: Aaryn Ellenberg drained a 3-pointer to start a 15-2 run in the second half that broke open a tight game and sent Oklahoma to its first win in Ames since 2008, pounding Iowa State.

The win avenged an overtime loss to the then 14th-ranked Cyclones Jan. 5 at Oklahoma.

Ellenberg drained four 3-pointers en route to 22 points and eight rebounds. She scored 10 in the breakaway run deep in the second half, and also guarded Iowa State's Jadda Buckley (who went off for a career-high 29 on Jan. 5), holding her scoreless.

Nicole Griffin scored 12 and Sharane Campbell 10 with nine rebounds for the Sooners (12-7, 3-3 Big 12). Oklahoma outscored Iowa State 36-22 in the paint.

The Cyclones (14-4, 3-4), who have lost their last four, were led by Nikki Moody's 18 points. Hallie Christofferson fouled out with 15 points.

Illinois-Chicago 69, Valparaiso 51: Liz Horton scored a team-high 14 points, but the Flames (14-4, 3-2) defeated the Crusaders (2-15, 0-4) in Horizon League play.

Abby Dean added 11 points for Valpo.

Marian Catholic grad Emily Kobel had three points, five rebounss, five assists and two steals for UIC.

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