SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Kayla McBride scored 25 points and Skylar Diggins added 24 points and eight assists as second-ranked Notre Dame overcame a 15-point first-half deficit to beat No. 22 Syracuse 79-68 on Tuesday night, the 21st straight victory for the Fighting Irish.
The Irish (26-1, 14-0 Big East) struggled early, hitting just 2-of-16 shots to start the game as the Orange (22-5, 10-4) jumped to a 22-7 lead. But Diggins scored nine points during a 13-2 run late in the first half to get the Irish back into the game and the Irish took control by opening the second half with a 9-0 run. The Irish cruised from there as they improved to 26-2 all-time against the Orange.
After shooting just 31 percent in the first half and being outrebounded 32-20, the Irish shot 44 percent in the second half and had a 26-13 rebounding edge.
No. 3 CONNECTICUT 76, PITTSBURGH 36
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 19 points and 13 rebounds to help Connecticut close out its home schedule with a rout of Pittsburgh.
Breanna Stewart added 15 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots while Stefanie Dolson had 14 points for the Huskies (26-2, 13-1 Big East).
Brianna Kiesel had 11 points to lead Pittsburgh (9-18, 0-14), which is just two losses away from its second consecutive winless season in the Big East. Asia Logan added 10 points.
The win was the 28th straight for the Huskies over Pitt, a team they haven't lost to in 20 years.
UConn travels to South Florida on Saturday, before Monday's regular season finale at No. 2 Notre Dame.