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ND women's hoops battle through injuries, outlast Miami

Before Thursday's game against Miami, Notre Dame women's basketball got more bad news on the injury front.

Point guard Lili Thompson will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL, following her injury against Wake Forest last weekend.

That did not help the Irish against a hot Miami Hurricanes team, who used an early run to take a double-digit lead in the first quarter. However, with just seven scholarship players available, Notre Dame fought back and won 83-76.

Thompson is the fourth Irish player to tear her ACL this season, a trend that has coach Muffet McGraw desperate for bench depth.

"It's unprecedented," she said of the injuries after the game. "I've never seen anything like this in my career. We can't let that give us an excuse. That's my big worry that we're looking at it like an excuse. We only have seven scholarship players right now. You only play five at a time. We need the five players on the court to be ready to play."

Notre Dame is now 14-1 on the season, and 3-0 in ACC play. The next test is a road contest against Georgia Tech.

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