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Marquette holds off Notre Dame for third straight win

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Efueko Osagie-Landry scored 15 points and Krystal Ellis added 12 to lead Marquette (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today; No. 17 AP) to a 71-62 victory over Notre Dame on Tuesday night.

Christine Quaye had 12 points for Marquette (18-2, 6-1 Big East), which won its third straight game.

Charel Allen led Notre Dame (13-6, 4-2) with 17 points and Ashely Barrow added 12 points.

After trailing the entire game, Notre Dame closed the gap to 52-48 when Allen hit two free throws with 7:27 remaining.

Marquette then went on an 11-4 run to grab a 63-52 lead with 3:42 remaining when Osagie-Landry grabbed a rebound and scored. She was fouled on the play and hit the free throw. It was the third time during the run that Marquette grabbed an offensive rebound and scored.

Notre Dame could get no closer than seven points the rest of the way when Breona Gray hit two free throws with 35.6 seconds remaining.

Marquette hit 5-of-8 free throws, including three by Osagie-Landry, down the stretch.

The Golden Eagles pulled ahead in the first half, but Notre Dame cut the halftime lead to 31-29 on a 3-pointer by Crystal Erwin.

Marquette senior Danielle Kamms jumper with 17:31 remaining in the first half gave her 1,000 career points.