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Lady Griz Knocked Off by #1 Notre Dame

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Jewell Loyd scored 18 points and top-seed Notre Dame used its size and speed to overwhelm 16th-seeded Montana 77-43 Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Brianna Turner added 12 points and Michaela Mabrey, Taya Reimer and Lindsay Allen added nine points each as Notre Dame shot 62.3 percent against the Lady Griz (24-9). Montana entered the game fourth in the nation in field-goal defense, allowing opponents to shoot 33.8 percent.

The Irish (32-2) won their 18th straight game while Montana lost for the 11th straight time in the opening round of the tournament.

Kayleigh Valley led Montana with nine points and six rebounds.

The Irish outscored Montana 42-24 in the paint and 8-0 on fast-break points.

It was largest margin of defeat by Montana this season and its biggest loss in the NCAA Tournament, breaking the mark of 31 points to top-seeded Southern California in 1986


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