Notre Dame Shoots The Lights Out Against Ragin’ Cajuns
The Ragin' Cajuns knew they were in for an adventure against the top ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish, but they had no idea what they were getting into.
In the second quarter, the lights went out in Houston. The Cajuns and Fighting Irish tried to wait things out, but the electrical problems at the arena were too much to overcome. Both teams went into the locker room, and when the issue persisted, they got on the buses and headed to Rice University to finish the game.
Notre Dame dominated the game from the first quarter on, but it was hard to even pay attention to the basketball game with all the distractions. The power outage took both teams off the court for over two hours, and the relocation severely disrupted the flow of the game. In the end, the Fighting Irish picked up a 91-51 victory.
Jaylyn Gordon (16 points) and Jasmine Thomas (15 points) were the only Cajuns that reached double-figures, as the Fighting Irish frustrated Simone Fields (8 points, 2 rebounds) all night long.
Notre Dame shot 57 percent from the floor in the victory, proving why they earned the top ranking in the country heading into Tuesday's game. They outrebounded the Cajuns, 60-20, but it's still difficult to overlook the odd nature of the game.
After sitting and waiting for more than two hours in the original venue, the teams had to travel into downtown Houston to play the remainder somewhere else. It was one of the most peculiar sporting events known to man, and after the insane game, the Cajuns had to ride all the way back to Lafayette.
It was the first loss of the season for the Ragin' Cajuns, and now they hit the road to play two games in the Southern Miss Invitational against Southeast Missouri State and either Southern Miss or Alcorn. Let's all just hope the lights stay on in Hattiesburg.