SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Skylar Diggins scored 15 points and Kayla McBride had 18 points to help No. 7 Notre Dame beat Massachusetts 94-50 in its home opener on Sunday.
Jewell Lloyd scored 13 and Michaela Mabrey added 10 for the Fighting Irish (2-0), who went on a 17-0 run midway through the first half, and scored 30 points off of UMass' 20 turnovers in the half.
Jasmine Watson had eight points and eight rebounds for the Minutewomen (1-3).
Rashida Timbilla, Kim Pierre-Louis and forward Aisha Rodney also scored eight points each for UMass.
The Minutewomen were outrebounded 34-25.
The Irish led 53-19 at halftime, then cruised, only outscoring the Minutewomen 41-31 in the second half.
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