No. 2 Irish women rout No. 3 Duke 88-67
Kayla McBride had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 2 Notre Dame remained unbeaten by routing No. 3 Duke 88-67 on Sunday, the Blue Devils' first ACC loss at home since 2008.
Jewell Loyd scored 17 points and Lindsay Allen and Natalie Achonwa had 15 apiece for the Fighting Irish (21-0, 8-0), who made it look easy in their first visit to Cameron Indoor Stadium as ACC members.
They never trailed, shot nearly 62 percent, held Duke to 39 percent shooting and turned the realigned conference's anticipated game of the year into yet another blowout.
They claimed sole possession of first place by bringing a decisive end to the Blue Devils' 42-game winning streak in home conference games.
Tricia Liston scored 23 points and single-handedly prevented Duke (21-2, 8-1) from being blown out by halftime.
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