7:00 PM ET, January 10, 2006
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Megan Duffy hit a running layup as the buzzer sounded to give Notre Dame (No. 12 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) a 67-65 overtime victory over Marquette on Tuesday, snapping a three-game losing streak.Duffy finished with a career-high 32 points, including the tying basket with 26 seconds left in the extra period as the Irish (10-4, 1-2 Big East) beat the Golden Eagles at the buzzer for the second straight season.Marquette (10-4, 1-2), which has lost 10 straight to Notre Dame, has lost three straight for the first time since losing their last five games of the 2001-02 season.The Golden Eagles forced the overtime when Krystal Ellis hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie the score at 57. Ellis then hit a 3 to start the overtime and led in overtime until Duffy, who scored 17 points in the second half, tied it with her 3. After she hit the game-winning basket, the Irish mobbed Duffy and Courtney LaVere picked up her teammate.Charel Allen added 15 points for the Irish, who shot just 33 percent. Guard Lindsay Schrader led the Irish with 10 rebounds. Notre Dame was 22-of-33 from the free-throw line.The Golden Eagles had a chance to go ahead in the closing seconds, but Christina Quaye missed inside in traffic and Duffy came up with the loose ball and took off for the game-winning shot.Danielle Kamm led the Golden Eagles with 17 points, but had just six after halftime. Jasmine McCullough had 12 points and eight rebounds before fouling out late in the second half. Carolyn Kieger had 11 points and 10 assists and Quaye had 10 points and 12 rebounds.