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Notre Dame Women Advance, Purdue Out of NCAA Tourney


Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins (photo courtesy Notre Dame Athletics)

The top-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish are heading to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Women's basketball tournament.


Notre Dame defeated Iowa 74 to 57 Tuesday night to advance in the NCAA tournament.  Kayla McBride scored a career-high 28 points, 23 of those coming in the first half alone.  Skylar Diggins added 16 points for the Irish in what was the team's 28th straight victory, a school record.  

Iowa's Bethany Doolittle lead her team with 16 points.  Notre Dame will now face 12th-seeded Kansas on Sunday in the Sweet Sixteen.

Meanwhile, the Big Ten Champion Purdue Boilermakers fell to Louisville Tuesday 76 to 63 in the second round of the tournament.  Purdue's Sam Ostarello led the team with 14 points and 12 rebounds.  But it wasn't enough for the fifth-seeded Cardinals who were lead by Sara Hammond with 21 points and ten rebounds.  

Louisville maintained the lead throughout the game, heading to their second Sweet 16 in three years and will face Baylor on Sunday.


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