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Topic - Jewell Loyd
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.
Notre Dame's Jewell Loyd pulled an Atlantic Coast Conference championship cap over her head.
Duke struggled to hold onto the ball. It struggled at the line, and its top scorer had a rough night.
Notre Dame's romp through its new league is nearly complete. One more win, and the No. 2 Fighting Irish will have an Atlantic Coast Conference championship trophy to go with their still-perfect record.
Jewell Loyd scored 17 points to lead No. 2 Notre Dame past Florida State 83-57 on Friday in its Atlantic Coast Conference tournament debut.
For two games, Natasha Howard did everything she could to keep her Florida State team alive in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Notre Dame and Duke each had two players selected to the all-Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball first team.
Kayla McBride got No. 2 Notre Dame going early by hitting her first four shots and stopped seventh-ranked Duke's rally late by hitting back-to-back baskets.
For the first eight minutes, Wake Forest held its own against one of nation's top teams.
Georgia Tech did a lot of things right against No. 2 Notre Dame, just not enough to overcome its 31 percent shooting.
Alexis Jones had 22 points, including a career-high five 3-pointers, and No. 7 Duke beat No. 8 Maryland 84-63 on Monday night.
Georgia Tech couldn't keep Jewell Loyd from driving inside.
Syracuse coach Quentin Hillsman said the biggest surprise about No. 2 Notre Dame this season is that the team is better without Skylar Diggins.
Natalie Achonwa was called for a technical foul 19 seconds into the second half with No. 2 Notre Dame clinging to a three-point lead after being up by 14 in the first half.
"It's definitely exciting coming into a new conference and having this impact," Loyd said. "But it's just another game. You're trying to stay focused and not get too caught up ... but having fun with it."
"Personally I was just taking what the defense gave me," Loyd said. "I wasn't trying to force anything and just really trying to have fun with it."