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Irish Insights

  • Irish get more watch list honors
    Three more Notre Dame players were named to watch lists.
  • Brindza on Lou Groza watch list
    Notre Dame's Kyle Brindza was named to the preseason watch list for the 2014 Lou Groza Award. The Lou Groza Award is given annually to the nation's best placekicker.
  • Two more Irish land on watch lists
    Notre Dame center Nick Martin was placed on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, given annually to the nation's best player at that position.
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Irish women top Kansas State

LAS VEGAS – Skylar Diggins scored 17 of her 22 points in the first half to lead No. 5 Notre Dame to an 87-57 victory over Kansas State on Thursday night in the second round of the World Vision Classic.

Diggins scored 15 of the Irish’s first 23 points, leading them to a 23-10 lead 8:20 into the game.

Kayla McBride added 12 points, and Natalie Achonwa, Kaila Turner and Ariel Braker chipped in with 11 apiece for Notre Dame (8-1), which led 49-25 at halftime. Brittany Chambers had 18 points and seven rebounds, Haley Texada scored 11 points and Ashia Woods had 10 for the Wildcats (7-2).

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