Women's College Basketball

 
                === Diggins leads Notre Dame past Tennessee ===
 
 Knoxville,  TN (Sports  Network) - Skylar Diggins scored a game-high 33 points
 and  No.2 Notre Dame took down the ninth-ranked Tennessee Lady Vols, 77-67, in
 a non-conference matchup on Monday.
 
 Jewell  Loyd  followed with 10 points  and six rebounds for the Fighting Irish
 (19-1),  who  captured their  14th straight victory.  Kayla McBride added nine
 points and 10 rebounds in the win.
 
 Bashaara Graves led the Lady Vols (16-4)  with 19 points and 13 rebounds,  but
 Tennessee  was unable to keep a  nine-game  winning streak going.  Taber Spani
 contributed  12 points  and eight rebounds, while Meighan Simmons scored 11 in
 the setback.
 
 McBride  hit  a 3-pointer  late in  first half before  Michaela Mabrey added a
 score just prior to halftime to put the Fighting Irish ahead 33-29.
 
 Notre  Dame then quickly created double-digit separation five minutes into the
 second  half,  with Diggins scoring  10 points during a  21-8 surge to put the
 Fighting Irish on top 54-37.
 
 Tennessee  trailed by as many as 19 before coming as close as 69-64 on a Spani
 free throw. However, the Fighting Irish ran off six straight points to go back
 ahead by 11 and they cruised to victory from there.
 
 
 01/28 22:42:51 ET

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