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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Notre Dame blows out Kansas, advances to NCAA women’s Elite Eight

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Festively-dressed Notre Dame band members cheer on the Irish during the second half of a third-round game against Kansas in the women’s NCAA college basketball tournament on Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Norfolk, Va. Notre Dame won 93-63. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame Kansas NCAA

Notre Dame guard Skylar Diggins, right, guard Kayla McBride and forward Ariel Braker share a laugh after forward Natalie Achonwa, left, ran onto the court to get a ball unstuck from between the rim and backboard during the second half of a third-round game in the women’s NCAA college basketball tournament on Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Norfolk, Va. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame Kansas NCAA

Notre Dame guard Jewell Loyd (32) reacts after being called for a foul during the first half of a third-round game in the women’s NCAA college basketball tournament on Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Norfolk, Va. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame Kansas NCAA

Notre Dame forward Ariel Braker (44) guards Kansas forward Chelsea Gardner (15) during the first half of a third-round game in the women’s NCAA college basketball tournament on Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Norfolk, Va. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame Kansas NCAA

Notre Dame guard Skylar Diggins guards Kansas guard Angel Goodrich (3) during the second half of a third-round game in the women’s NCAA college basketball tournament on Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Norfolk, Va. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame Kansas NCAA

Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw watches the action from the sideline during the first half of a third-round game in the women’s NCAA college basketball tournament on Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Norfolk, Va. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame Kansas NCAA

Notre Dame guard Skylar Diggins (4) and guard Kayla McBride (21) cheer from the bench during the second half of a third-round game in the women’s NCAA college basketball tournament on Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Norfolk, Va. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame Kansas NCAA

Notre Dame guard Skylar Diggins, right, shares a hug with her mother, Renee Scott, after a 93-63 win against Kansas in the women’s NCAA college basketball tournament on Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Norfolk, Va. Diggins scored 27 points in the win and became Notre Dame’s all-time scoring leader. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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