Notre Dame basketball
Markisha Wright scored 20 points for No. 5 Notre Dame in a 128-55 romp past St. Francis, Pa., on Monday. Notre Dame (10-1) dominated on both ends of the floor, forcing 33 turnovers and turning those into 49 points. The Irish led 63-25 at the break, their largest halftime lead of the season. Alexa Hayward led the Red Flash (5-6) with 13 points. Natalie Achonwa and Kayla McBride made easy shots from the low post for Notre Dame, many off give-and-gos from point guard Skylar Diggins.
Skylar Diggins #4 of the Natalie Achonwa #11 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrate after defeating the Connecticut Huskies at Purcel Pavilion on March 4, 2013 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Connecticut 96-87 in triple overtime to win the Big East regular season title.
Kayla McBride scored 19 points to help No. 2 Notre Dame beat Pittsburgh 73-47 on Wednesday night for the Irish's 12th straight win. Jewell Loyd added 14 points while Skylar Diggins had 13 - all in the first half. With the game tied at 29, Notre Dame scored the final six points before break. The Irish continued the spurt in the second half, scoring 25 of the first 28 points. Notre Dame (17-1, 6-0 BIG EAST) led 60-32 with 10 minutes left and coasted from there. The Irish have won their last 11 ...