Irish rout Alabama A&M
Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - Kayla McBride led a balanced attack with 16 points, as fifth-ranked Notre Dame blew out Alabama A&M, 100-39, at the World Vision Classic.
Skylar Diggins and Whitney Holloway each added 15 points for the Fighting Irish (7-1), who will face Kansas State in the second round of the tournament on Thursday. Madison Cable chipped in 13 points and Ariel Braker 12, while Markisha Wright pulled down 14 rebounds.
Jasmine Sanders scored 10 for the Bulldogs (1-6), who shot 27.5 percent from the field and committed 29 turnovers.
Notre Dame, which is 32-4 in the past 17 years in regular-season tournament action, hadn't played in 11 days since a 109-70 rout of Utah State. The team used an 18-4 burst in the first half to take command. Braker's layup capped the burst for a 31-13 cushion with 8 1/2 minutes left, and the Irish went to the half up 45-24.
Notre Dame went on a 23-2 tear to open a 76-32 advantage following a pair of 3-pointers from Cable midway through the second half.
12/19 20:42:13 ET