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HOUSTON -- In one of the most bizarre scenarios imaginable at a major sporting event, top-ranked Notre Dame and Louisiana-Lafayette switched venues in the middle of their hoops game due to a power outage. Bob Uecker Jersey .Even with the switch in venue and the delay, the Fighting Irish were too much for the Ragin Cajuns, winning 91-51 in a game that took nearly four hours to complete on Tuesday night.I thought we showed great resilience to battle through all the adversity we had, said Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw. The longest game in the history of womens basketball.The teams were playing at Houstons Campbell Center, in front of roughly 1,000 fans, when a power outage caused a long delay in the second quarter. After calling around to local schools, the rest of the contest was played at Rice University, about a 30-minute drive away from the original venue and also in Houston. The teams bused to Rice and picked up where they left off after a 2-hour, 35-minute delay. Notre Dame led 38-17 with 2:38 left in the second quarter.We had three options: play tomorrow, cancel or find a place to play tonight, McGraw said. I think both teams wanted to play the game. We got here, we wanted to finish it, and coming back tomorrow morning to finish it didnt seem as much fun.Rices arena was available, as the Rice womens basketball team also played on Tuesday night, against Grand Canyon.The Notre Dame-Louisiana-Lafayette game resumed at 10:11 p.m. local time with about 30 friends and family in attendance, as well as the Rice womens hoops squad. The visiting teams had a 10-minute warm-up and skipped halftime, taking just a brief break between the second and third quarters. The final 22-plus minutes of the contest took about 50 minutes to finish, making the total game time at Rice about an hour and a half.I think you have to relax a little bit, McGraw said about how Notre Dame stayed focus. The girls were able to unwind in the locker room. They were able to stay upbeat and positive. For them, this is prime time. They are wide awake. It was the coaches I was worried about falling asleep on the bench.Brianna Turner, a Houston native, had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Fighting Irish.At the Campbell Center, it was very exciting when the lights went out, Turner said. I knew we thought we would be able to play there, but of course, we couldnt. It was so nice of Rice -- they played a game here too tonight -- to let us use their facilities and finish our game.The game was originally stopped when the lights in the arena shut off and a couple flashes of light could be seen behind loading dock doors in the corner of the arena. Emergency lights came on in the arena soon after. Both teams were sent to the locker rooms, with several pops and flashes heard and seen intermittently.Thats why I coach basketball -- because it is inside, and we dont have no rain delays or weather problems or anything like that, Louisiana-Lafayette coach Garry Brodhead said. I have never been to a game where we had to stop it, wait awhile, move venues, so I never even thought about it.The game was a homecoming for Turner, a junior forward who played high school basketball near Houston. McGraw had tried to get some of the local schools to play the Irish, but she couldnt pull it off, compelling her to play a neutral-site game against the Ragin Cajuns.The Notre Dame team had dinner at Turners house on Monday night. Turner went to high school at Manvel, which is about 10 miles south of Houston.Manvel High School cheerleaders and its dance team and band were in attendance and donned lime green Fighting Irish shirts, while playing the Notre Dame fight song at the Campbell Center, but they did not make the trip to Rice. Neither did former Irish great Skylar Diggins, who also was at the Campbell Center.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. Bud Norris Braves Jersey . Brett Kulak and Jackson Houck of the Vancouver Giants were each charged with assault causing bodily harm on Aug. 18, according to the B.C. court services. Jason Grilli Braves Jersey . Two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of the April 15 race in an area packed with fans cheering the passing runners. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured, including at least 16 who lost limbs. http://www.bravesapparelsshop.com/jason-grilli-jersey-c-20/ . P.A. Parenteau scored early in the third period to help the Avs edge Toronto 2-1 on Tuesday night. Cory Sarich also scored for Colorado (3-0-0), which is off to its best ever start. NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Luke Kornet played with a sore knee and wrist, but it was Belmont that felt the pain.?Kornet led Vanderbilt with 20 points and played a strong defensive game against the Bruins top player in the Commodores 80-66 win Tuesday night.?Matthew Fisher-Davis added 16 points and first-year coach Bryce Drew won first game at Vanderbilt (1-1) after replacing Kevin Stallings, now at Pittsburgh.?I thought we did a good job defensively of contesting every shot, Kornet said. Thats something we really emphasized. Just getting a hand up, the difference that it can make sometimes.?Vanderbilt won its 10th consecutive home opener, improving to 58-7 all-time.?Kornet made 12 of 16 foul shots and the Commodores hit 25 of 31.It started with Luke, Drew said. He was a warrior out there. You guys all know hes not playing at 100?percent.?Evan Bradds, the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year last season, led Belmont (0-1) with 19 points in its season opener.?Bradds led the nation in field goal percentage the past two seasons, but hit only 6 of 15 -- in part due to the effective defense of the 7-foot-1 Kornet.Three blocks, it felt like he had about 15, the 6-foot-7 Bradds said. That height difference was big and his arms are long.?Belmont coach Rick Byrd was impressed by Kornets defense.?Evan is normally 10 for 15, Byrd said. I dont think were going to face many guys that can alter his shot as easily as Luke did.?Teammate Amanze Egekeze scored 18 and Taylor Barnette had 11.?Vanderbilt made 9 of 18 shots from 3-point range.?Vanderbilts Jeff Roberson and freshman Payton Willis both scored 10. Kelly Johnson Braves Jersey. Willis was pressed into duty when Riley LaChance suffered a second-half ankle injury.?Vanderbilt jumped out to a 36-21 halftime lead, hitting six of its first nine shots from beyond the 3-point arc.?The Bruins missed 17 of their first 18 shots from 3-point range.?Belmont has the second-most 3-pointers nationally since 1995 when it moved from the NAIA to the NCAA. Only Duke has more.?Vanderbilt improved to 5-0 against Belmont, located 2 miles away.?TURNING POINT?Belmont cut the gap to 62-58 with 6:50 left, but Fisher-Davis four-point play gave the momentum back to Vanderbilt. He hit a 3-pointer and foul shot with 6:18 left.MISSING STAR?Belmont played its first game without Craig Bradshaw, who graduated last spring with 1,698 career points and led the Bruins to two NCAA tournaments and two NIT tournaments.?BIG PICTURE?Belmont: Coach Rick Byrd was concerned about his defense in the preseason, but his long-range shooters let him down, hitting just 9 of 41 from 3-point range against Vanderbilt.?Vanderbilt: The Commodores proved they could play defense under their new coach after allowing 95 points, the most since a 2003 loss to Kentucky, in Fridays season-opening loss to Marquette.?UP NEXT?Belmont plays its home opener against Western Kentucky on Saturday before facing another Southeastern Conference team, Florida, on Monday.?Vanderbilt hosts Norfolk State on Friday in the second of a three-game homestand.?? Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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