Notre Dame remains perfect to reach ACC title game
Greensboro, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Jewell Loyd led a balanced Notre Dame scoring attack with 16 points, as the second-ranked Fighting Irish sailed into the title game of the ACC tournament with an 83-48 win over No. 14 NC State on Saturday.
Kayla McBride, Madison Cable and Michaela Mabrey each contributed 10 points for the top-seeded Fighting Irish (31-0), who will face No. 10 Duke in Sunday's final. The Blue Devils edged North Carolina later on Saturday.
If Notre Dame claims Sunday's title game, it will become the first team to go 19-0 through ACC regular-season and tournament play since Duke in 2001-02 and 2002-03.
Miah Spencer scored 11 points to pace the Wolfpack (25-7), who dropped an 84-60 decision to Notre Dame just six days prior to Saturday's setback.
The Fighting Irish scored the first 12 points of the game and closed the half on a 15-3 run to take a 46-18 spread into the break.
NC State never threatened in the second half.
03/08 21:58:39 ET