Jewell Loyd scored 18 of her 26 points in the second half, and No. 2 Notre Dame capped its perfect first run through the Atlantic Coast Conference by beating No. 10 Duke 69-53 on Sunday night in the league tournament final.
Jewell Loyd scored 23 points, Kayla McBride added 18 and second-ranked Notre Dame opened a 33-point halftime lead Sunday en route to a 101-64 victory over Syracuse to improve to 23-0, matching the best start in school history.
In the end, Notre Dame walked away with its second big road win in a week. But to get there, Notre Dame's Kayla McBride and Jewell Loyd and Maryland's Alyssa Thomas pushed each other to a level only they could reach.