Notre Dame’s women’s basketball team will be without a key member during the upcoming NCAA tournament: Olivia Miles.
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The team announced Thursday that Miles was out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Miles hurt his knee back on February 26 when Notre Dame was playing Louisville, and it appeared to be a non-contact injury. While Notre Dame came back to win that game, Miles did not return to the contest and has not played since. She missed the ACC Tournament, which Notre Dame lost in the second round.
Miles is a tremendously promising player, already one of the most talented players in women’s college ball. She has had three career triple-doubles, including one in the 2022 NCAA tournament (which made her the first freshman, man or woman, to pull off a triple-double in the tournament). He was the runner-up for ACC Player of the Year and is one of four finalists for the Don Staley Award, which goes to the nation’s top guard. And this week Miles was named an AP Second-Team All-American.
In the 2022-2023 season, Miles averaged 14.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game.
Notre Dame’s first game of the tournament, against 14th-seeded Southern Utah, is on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST.