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Notre Dame dominates Maryland to reach NCAA title game for third straight year

Kayla McBride pours in 28 points for 37-0 Irish.

Posted on April 6, 2014 at 7:27 p.m.

NASHVILLE — One more win and Notre Dame will be a national champion. But first things first.

The Fighting Irish improved to 37-0 with a dominating 87-61 victory over Maryland in the first NCAA Women's Tournament national semifinal on Sunday, April 6. Kayla McBride, Notre Dame's first-team All-America selection with 28 points in a brilliant performance.

Jewell Loyd added 16 points and 9 rebounds for the Irish, who overwhelmed the Terrapins on the backboards. Loyd also helped play tremendous defense on Maryland All-America pick Alyssa Thomas, who scored a quiet 14 points.

Coach Muffet McGraw's squad will take on either tourney top seed and unbeaten UConn or Stanford in Tuesday night's championship game.

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