No. 2 Notre Dame women rout Providence
Posted: 03/02/2013 at 6:30 pm
By: PAT EATON-ROBB
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Notre Dame guard Skylar Diggins, left, as defended by Providence guard Danielle Pearson, right, during first-half action in an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
Kayla McBride added 24 points and Natalie Achonwa chipped in 14 for the Irish (27-1, 15-0 Big East) who extended their winning streak to 22 games.
Symone Roberts had 22 points for Providence (7-21, 2-13), which has lost six straight and 13 of its last 15 games.
The Irish led by 20 points at halftime and opened the second half on a 10-2 run.
Notre Dame will look to win the regular-season outright Monday at home in a showdown with No. 3 Connecticut. The Huskies can gain a share of the title and the top seed in the conference tournament with a win.