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Notre Dame: Junior forward Brianna Turner will miss rest of NCAA Tournament due to torn ACL

Published on March 21, 2017

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From Notre Dame:

Junior forward Brianna Turner will miss the remainder of the 2016-17 women’s basketball season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee Sunday night as the top-seeded Irish defeated No. 9-seed Purdue in the NCAA tournament’s second round.

Turner has already earned a spot on the espnW All-America second team for her work this season and is on the national ballot for the Wooden Award. One of the country’s top two-way presences, Turner is one of just two players to rank in the top 20 nationally for both field goal percentage and blocked shots. With a year of eligibility remaining, Turner ranks second to only Ruth Riley in Notre Dame history with her 263 career blocked shots and stands ninth in ACC history. Her 86 blocked shots this year are sixth-best for a single season in Notre Dame history. Meanwhile, she stands eighth in the nation with a shooting percentage of .619 and the junior will likely finish in the top 10 nationally for the third straight year. She tops the Irish this season with 15.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.

The Irish return to action at 7 p.m. on Friday night when they face No. 5-seed Ohio State in the Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. ESPN will air the game live nationwide.


 

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