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Topic - Katie Rutan
Kayla McBride scored 31 points and No. 2 Notre Dame jumped to an 18-point lead early and held on to beat seventh-ranked Duke 81-70 Sunday to claim the Atlantic Coast Conference title in its inaugural season in the league.
Georgia Tech coach MaChelle Joseph knew Maryland presented a major matchup problem in the paint.
As the ACC tournament approaches, Maryland coach Brenda Frese likes how her team is playing defensively.
Alyssa Thomas kept passing the ball to Katie Rutan, who repeatedly knocked down shots from beyond the arc.
Florida State coach Sue Semrau figured the best way to beat No. 8 Maryland was to smother the Terrapins' inside game and force them to fire away from the outside.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Natalie Achonwa had 15 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 2 Notre Dame beat Clemson 71-51 in the Irish's ACC debut.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — As tough as Alyssa Thomas has been to stop through the years, the rest of the ACC might not be too sad to see her leave.
Thomas, who earlier in the week won her second ACC player of the year award, had a career-high 32 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for her second triple-double of the season.
The Terrapins — who are down to essentially a six-player rotation because of injuries — simply didn't have enough fresh bodies to keep up with the deeper Tar Heels.
Alyssa Thomas had 26 points, 18 rebounds and three blocks and No. 10 Maryland took charge from the opening tip and beat Virginia Tech 74-45 on Sunday.
"I didn't know that happened until I got into the locker room," Rutan said. "Kristi Toliver is an amazing player. I wish I beat her, but it's good to be with her."
"We weren't playing our best defense and we knew that we didn't want to go home in overtime," guard Katie Rutan said. "We really locked down, especially at the end of the game when we needed our stops. ... (and) just focused on defense on not letting them hit any shots."