SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Madison Cable scored a career-high 21 points and Jewell Loyd added 15 Saturday as the Fighting Irish dominated inside to beat UCLA 90-48 for their 16th straight home win.
Kayla McBride and Natalie Achonwa each added 12 points as Notre Dame (8-0) beat UCLA (3-5) for the fourth time in the past five games, but the Bruins still hold a 9-6 advantage in the series. Atonye Nyingifa led UCLA with 19 points and Thea Lemberger added 17 as the Bruins shot just 28 percent.
UCLA stayed close for the first five minutes, opening an 8-6 lead when Nyingifa hit a baseline jumper. But a 3-pointer by Loyd that bounced off the rim three times before falling in sparked a 14-2 run that included three fastbreak layups.
No. 21 CALIFORNIA 68, PACIFIC 66, OT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Reshanda Gray scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket in overtime, and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead California.
It was Gray's two free throws with 23 seconds left in regulation that allowed Cal (6-2) to tie the game. She also grabbed a rebound with five seconds to go when the Tigers missed a chance to win.
Pacific (4-3) took an early lead in overtime on two Kendall Kenyon free throws but Cal countered with two from Afure Jemerigbe before Gray's tie-breaking jumper as both teams struggled down the stretch.
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