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Irish Insights

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    Three more Notre Dame players were named to watch lists.
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    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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No. 2 Notre Dame women roll over Pitt

PITTSBURGH – Kayla McBride scored 19 points to help No. 2 Notre Dame beat Pittsburgh 73-47 on Wednesday night for the Irish’s 12th-straight win.

Jewell Loyd added 14 points while Skylar Diggins had 13, all in the first half.

With the game tied at 29, Notre Dame scored the final six points before break. The Irish continued the spurt in the second half, scoring 25 of the first 28 points.

Notre Dame (17-1, 6-0 Big East) led 60-32 with 10 minutes left and coasted from there.

Brianna Kiesel scored eight points to lead Pitt (9-9, 0-5). The Panthers haven’t won a Big East game since Feb. 15, 2011.

It was the first meeting between the two teams since Notre Dame dealt Pittsburgh its worst loss in program history, a 120-44 defeat on Jan. 17, 2012.

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