Notre Dame had no problem adjusting to -- and taking over -- the ACC last season in its debut year in the league. Expect more of the same this season.
No. 9 Maryland women coast past BC, 92-66
Notre Dame joins the ACC this season, but Duke remains the favorite ahead of the Irish, Maryland and North Carolina.
Alyssa Thomas scored a season-high 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead No. 8 Maryland to an 86-61 victory over Boston College on Thursday night, the Terrapins' third consecutive victory.
Tianna Hawkins scored 26 points and Alyssa Thomas had 24 points to help No. 10 Maryland beat Boston College 85-62 Sunday.