UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) – Jewell Loyd scored 23 points and Michaela Mabrey added 17 to help No. 2 Notre Dame rout Kansas 89-47 on Sunday at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge.
Notre Dame (7-0) got off to a slow start. The Irish only led 22-17 with 8:34 left in the first half before going on a 20-4 run to close it. Mabry got the burst started with a 3-pointer from the wing. Her second 3-pointer during the burst made it 32-21. Lindsay Allen also hit a 3 and had five points in the run.
The Irish led 42-21 at the half.
Things didn’t get much better for Kansas (5-2) in the second half as the Irish pulled away. Coach Muffet McGraw started emptying the bench before the midway point of the second half with her team up 40.