South Bend, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Kayla McBride scored a career-high 31
points and second-ranked Notre Dame beat No. 7 Duke, 81-70, to capture the AAC
regular-season title in its inaugural year in the league.
The Fighting Irish (27-0, 14-0 AAC) stormed out of the gate on Sunday, scoring the game's first 13 points which led to a 20-2 lead.
The Blue Devils (24-4, 11-3) closed the gap to seven when Kendall McCravery- Cooper's jumper cut the deficit to 66-59 with 7:37 remaining.
Notre Dame answered with an 11-0 surge that featured seven points from McBride. Her trey made it 77-59 with 2:31 left.