No. 3 Notre Dame women beat No. 18 Tennessee 79-66
Tennessee's Jordan Reynolds (0) gets pressure from Notre Dame's Kathryn Westbeld (33) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Brianna Turner and Arike Ogunbowale each scored 14 points and third-ranked Notre Dame got 24 points off turnovers to beat No. 18 Tennessee 79-66 on Monday night.
The Irish forced five turnovers during a 15-2 run in the second quarter and six more during another 15-2 burst in the third quarter, opening a 57-39 lead. Tennessee committed 20 turnovers overall, its fourth straight game of at least 19.
Kathryn Westbeld added 13 points for Notre Dame on 6-of-7 shooting.
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Diamond DeShields, Tennessee's leading scorer at 15.3 points a game, was late coming out for the second half and went to the bench with her right shoulder taped. She returned with 4:07 left in the third quarter and finished with 17 points.
The Irish (17-1) beat the Lady Vols (11-6) for the sixth straight time after losing the first 20 games in the series.