Second-ranked Notre Dame women handle Duke

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Notre Dame's Kayla McBride (21) drives to the basket as Duke's Alexis Jones and Haley Peters, right, defend during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. Notre Dame won 88-67. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)  GERRY BROOME/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Notre Dame's Kayla McBride (21) drives to the basket as Duke's Alexis Jones and Haley Peters, right, defend during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. Notre Dame won 88-67. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

DURHAM, N.C. — Kayla McBride had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 2 Notre Dame (21-0, 8-0) remained unbeaten by routing No. 3 Duke 88-67 Sunday, the Blue Devils’ first Atlantic Coast Conference loss at home since 2008.

Tricia Liston scored 23 points for Duke (21-2, 8-1).

MIAMI 83,
NO. 6 NORTH CAROLINA 80

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Adrienne Motley scored a career-high 27 points as Miami (12-10, 4-5 ACC) upset North Carolina (17-5, 5-3).

Former Washington County star Allisha Gray had 14 points for the Tar Heels.

NO. 7 SOUTH CAROLINA 78, MISSOURI 62

In Columbia, Tiffany Mitchell scored 20 points and South Carolina (20-2, 8-1 SEC) reached 20 wins for the third consecutive season, beating Missouri (14-8, 3-6 ).

NO. 8 MARYLAND 89, SYRACUSE 64

In Syracuse, N.Y., Lexie Brown scored 31 points and Maryland (17-4, 5-3 ACC) beat Syracuse (16-6, 5-4.

NO. 10 TENNESSEE 64,
ALABAMA 54

In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Cierra Burdick scored 21 points and Tennessee
(18-4, 7-2 SEC) rallied to knock off Alabama (10-12, 3-6).

NO. 13 KENTUCKY 63,
NO. 14 LOUISIANA STATE 56

In Lexington, Ky., Bria Goss scored 11 points to lift Kentucky (17-5, 5-4 SEC) over Louisiana State (17-5, 6-3).

NO. 16 VANDERBILT 71,
NO. 17 TEXAS A&M 69

In Nashville, Tenn., Morgan Batey made two free throws with 2.2 seconds remaining to lift Vanderbilt
(17-5, 6-3 SEC) over Texas A&M (17-6, 7-2).

WAKE FOREST 78,

NO. 23 FLORIDA STATE 54

In Winston-Salem, N.C., Chelsea Douglas scored
32 points as Wake Forest (12-10, 3-6 ACC) beat Florida State (15-6, 3-5).

MISSISSIPPI STATE 80,
GEORGIA 67

In Starkville, Miss., Martha Alwal scored 20 points to lead Mississippi State (16-7, 3-6 SEC) past slumping Georgia (15-7, 3-6).

VIRGINIA 80, CLEMSON 43

In Charlottesville, Va., Ataira Franklin scored 20 points to lead Virginia
(12-10, 5-4 ACC) past Clemson (11-12, 3-6).

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TOP 25 FARED

No. 4 Stanford (21-1) beat No. 21 California (14-7), 79-64

No. 5 Louisville
(22-1)
beat South Florida, 79-59

No. 12 Penn State (17-4) beat Northwestern, 79-75

No. 15 Arizona State (19-3) beat Oregon, 97-94

No. 19 Purdue (15-7) lost to Michigan State, 89-73


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