McBride-led Irish win ACC title

By The Sports Network
February 23, 2014 - 5:24pm

South Bend, IN ( - Kayla McBride scored a career-high 31
points and second-ranked Notre Dame beat No. 7 Duke, 81-70, to capture the ACC
regular-season title in its inaugural year in the league.

The Fighting Irish (27-0, 14-0 ACC) 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.

Jewell Loyd struggled shooting the ball, going 7-for-19 from the fiel