NCAA Women's Basketball ACCtion: Tuesday, April 2

NCAA Women's Basketball ACCtion: Tuesday, April 2

April 2, 2013

No. 5 Duke Falls to No. 2 Notre Dame, 87-76

NORFOLK, Va. - Skylar Diggins and Notre Dame are headed back to the Final Four for another rematch with Connecticut.

Diggins shook off early foul trouble to score 24 points and Notre Dame rallied to beat Duke 87-76 on Tuesday night to earn its third consecutive trip to the Final Four. The Irish have lost in the past two national championship games.

Kayla McBride added 17 points while Jewell Loyd and Natalie Achonwa had 17 each as the Fighting Irish (35-1) won their school-record 30th consecutive game, earning a fourth meeting with UConn.

Trailing by six at the half, Notre Dame took control with a 15-2 run early in the second half to take a 50-42 lead.