Women's College Basketball

                         === 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

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