Arike Ogunbowale scored 30 points and top-seeded Notre Dame beat Cal State Northridge 99-81 on Friday in the first round of the women's NCAA tournament.
The Irish did suffer another injury as senior captain Kathryn Westbeld went down early in the game after she rolled her left ankle and did not return.
There was no immediate word whether Westbeld would be ready for Sunday's game. Notre Dame played most of the season without four players who suffered season-ending knee injuries.
Jessica Shepard scored 24 points, Marina Mabrey had 23 and Jackie Young 13 for the Irish (30-3), who will meet the winner of Friday's second game between eighth-seeded South Dakota State and...