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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Kayla McBride and Jewell Loyd scored 20 points apiece to lead No. 2 Notre Dame to a 109-66 victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday night.
The Fighting Irish (16-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) had five players score in double figures. Natalie Achonwa had 14 points, reserve Michaela Mabrey scored 13 and Taya Reimer had 10.
Brianna Kiesel led the Panthers with 20 points on 5-of-12 shooting. The junior guard made all eight of her free-throw attempts and converted 2 of 3 attempts from beyond the arc.
Marquel Davis added 10 points for Pitt (9-9, 1-3).
The Irish grabbed control with a tiebreaking 12-0 run early in the first half and led 54-25 at the break. The advantage ballooned to as many as 45 points in the second half.
NO. 3 DUKE 90, VIRGINIA 55
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Tricia Liston scored 21 points and tied her career high with 12 rebounds, powering Duke to the runaway victory.
The Blue Devils had five players score in double figures in their first game since Chelsea Gray broke her right kneecap Sunday against Boston College, sidelining the senior guard for the rest of the season. Gray dislocated the same kneecap last season, keeping her out of the ACC and NCAA tournaments.
Elizabeth Williams had 17 points, seven rebounds and six blocked shots for Duke (17-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which beat Virginia for the 21st straight time. Richa Jackson finished with 16 points.
Faith Randolph and Lexie Gerson had 13 points apiece for Virginia (8-9, 1-3), coached by Duke alumna and former Blue Devils assistant Joanne Boyle.
NO. 6 MARYLAND 77, SYRACUSE 62
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Alyssa Thomas had 19 points and 11 rebounds for her 14th double-double of the season, and Maryland extended its winning streak to 13 games.
Although Thomas led the way, the Terrapins (15-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) received 44 points from their reserves. That included a career-high 18 by 6-foot-3 freshman center Brionna Jones, who also grabbed 10 rebounds.
After letting a 19-point lead shrink to 10 with 14:41 remaining, Maryland used a 13-3 run over the next three minutes to go up 61-41.
Brianna Butler scored 14 for Syracuse (12-5, 1-3), which lost for the fourth time in five games.
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