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Notre Dame shifts gears for Ohio St after losing Turner

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Hoping to keep its national title hopes alive, top-seeded Notre Dame is shifting its style to address the loss of leading scorer and rebounder Brianna Turner to a season-ending knee injury.

Coach Muffet McGraw said everyone must step up and play better when the Irish (32-3) face No. 5 seed Ohio State (28-5) in the Sweet 16 in Lexington, Kentucky on Friday - while also not trying to do too much.

"I think it's important and that we don't try to go off one on one, but that we use this as a team effort, everybody do a little bit more," she said .

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1 Connecticut34-0
2 Notre Dame32-3
3 South Carolina29-4
4 Maryland32-2
5 Baylor32-3
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1 Connecticut34-0
2 Notre Dame32-3
3 South Carolina29-4
4 Oregon State31-4
5 Mississippi State31-4
6 Stanford30-5
7 Baylor32-3
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9 UCLA25-8
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