Who says Duke is down and out? The Blue Devils beat longtime rival North Carolina in a thriller Saturday to advance to the ACC tournament final, where they'll meet unbeaten Notre Dame, the new standard in the ACC this season.
Natalie Achonwa had 23 points and nine rebounds, Lindsay Allen added a season-high 16 points and second-ranked Notre Dame shook off a slow start to beat Miami 79-52 Thursday night for its 21st straight home victory.
With three All-American caliber-players, it's no surprise Notre Dame is unbeaten. But that's not all the Irish have, thanks to players such as Michaela Mabrey, a Jersey girl who brings brutal honesty and clutch 3-point shooting off the bench.