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No. 2 Notre Dame defeats No. 12 Lady Vols

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Kayla McBride scored 22 points to lead five players in double figures and No. 2 Notre Dame erased an early 12-point deficit to beat No. 12 Tennessee 86-70 on Monday night.

Since losing the first 20 games in this series, Notre Dame has beaten Tennessee four straight years by an average margin of 17 points.

Michaela Mabrey and Natalie Achonwa each added 15 points for Notre Dame (17-0), which hit 10 of 20 3-pointers. Madison Cable had 12 points and Jewell Loyd added 11.

Meighan Simmons scored 23 points for Tennessee (14-4), which shot 8 of 32 in the second half. Isabelle Harrison had 13 points and 16 rebounds. Ariel Massengale had 14.

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