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Irish Insights

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Irish lead title game at half

Notre Dame weathered a terrible start to take a 35-33 halftime lead over Texas A&M in the NCAA women's tournament championship game.

The Irish committed seven turnovers in the first 6 ½ minutes and fell behind 29-16 with 8:32 to play in the half.

But Notre Dame went on a 17-4 run over the next seven minutes to tie the game at 33, and the Irish only committed two more turnovers the rest of the half.

Then Irish guard Skylar Diggins sliced through the lane for a layup to give Notre Dame its first lead at 35-33 with 59.3 seconds to play in the first half.

The Irish kept the Aggies scoreless for the final 5:52 of the first half as they close the half on an 8-0 run.

Notre Dame forward Devereaux Peters paced the offense with 10 points on 4-for-5 shooting, and Diggins, who didn't score her first points until 7:47 remained in the first half, had eight points.

Danielle Adams and Tyra White lead Texas A&M's offense with eight points each, but Adams had to work for it shooting 4 for 11.

Notre Dame guard Natalie Novosel and Texas A&M guard Sydney Colson each got into the foul trouble in the first half.

Novosel was called for two fouls and finished the half with six points, and Colson was whistled for three fouls in the half and had six points.

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