(20) Notre Dame 51

(10-5, 1-3 Big East)

Louisville 61

(12-3, 3-1 Big East)

    1:00 PM ET, January 14, 2006

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    #20ND 15 3651
    LOU 30 3161

    Covington's double-double leads Louisville upset over Irish

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Jazz Covington had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead Louisville to a 61-51 upset of Notre Dame (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) on Saturday.

    Angel McCoughtry added 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Cardinals (12-3 overall, 3-1 Big East), who handed the Irish (10-5, 1-3) their fourth loss in five games.

    Charel Allen had 10 points for Notre Dame, which shot 32 percent from the field. Megan Duffy scored just eight points on 2-of-10 shooting, eight below her team-leading average.

    Louisville took control with a 15-0 run midway through the first half, holding Notre Dame scoreless for almost 10 minutes.

    Louisville held the Irish to just 21 percent shooting in the half while building a 30-15 lead.

    The Cardinals outrebounded the Irish 55-29 and overcame 22 turnovers to win their first game over a Top 25 opponent in nearly two years. They hadn't beaten a Top-25 team since knocking off then-No. 23 Houston on Jan. 25, 2004.

    The loss leaves Notre Dame in danger of dropping out of the Top 25 after spending 28 consecutive weeks in the polls.

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