Women’s Roundup: Notre Dame Tops Syracuse for Third Straight A.C.C. Title

Brianna Turner had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 2 Notre Dame won its third straight Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title by beating No. 17 Syracuse, 68-57, on Sunday in Greensboro, N.C.

Madison Cable scored 18 points, with six 3-pointers, and Kathryn Westbeld had 10 points for the top-seeded Fighting Irish (31-1), who never trailed and overcame a late six-and-a-half-minute scoring drought to extend their winning streak to 24.

The Orange (25-7) were playing in a league title game for the third time and were denied their first conference title since they won the Big East in 1985.

Notre Dame became the first team to win three straight A.C.C. tournament titles since North Carolina from 2006 to 2008.

BIG TEN FINAL Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 19 points and No. 5 Maryland beat No. 19 Michigan State, 60-44, in Indianapolis for its second consecutive Big Ten tournament title.

The Terrapins (30-3) used an 11-0 run to take a 38-30 lead late in the third, then opened the fourth with a 9-2 spurt to pull away.


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