LAS VEGAS – Kayla McBride scored 16 points to lead four teammates in double figures as No. 5 Notre Dame cruised to a 100-39 victory over Alabama A&M in the first round of the World Vision Classic on Wednesday.
Skylar Diggins and Whitney Holloway had 15 points each for the Fighting Irish (7-1). Ariel Braker added 12 points and Madison Cable 11.
Jasmine Sanders scored 10 points for Alabama A&M (1-6).
Notre Dame never trailed and was up 45-24 at halftime.
No. 1 STANFORD 53, No. 21 SOUTH CAROLINA 49: In Columbia, S.C., Chiney Ogwumike had 21 points and 15 rebounds, Mikaela Ruef had a tiebreaking basket with 53 seconds left and the Cardinal held on to win.
The Cardinal (10-0) came cross-country to face the rising Gamecocks (10-1) and found themselves in a tough matchup. The game was tied at 45-all with 1:14 to go after Aleighsa Welchs foul shot. Thats when Ruef drove left and put up a shot that barely caught the rim and fell in for the lead.
No. 2 CONNECTICUT 97, OAKLAND 25: In Hartford, Conn., Bria Hartley and Breanna Stewart each scored 21 points and Brianna Banks had 18 to lead the Huskies in the rout.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 14 points and nine rebounds for UConn (9-0). Stewart had 13 rebounds, eight on the offensive end, and the Huskies had a 56-26 edge on the boards.
Hartley scored 19 points in the first half when UConn shot 66 percent and led 61-12. The Huskies shot 51 percent for the game and Oakland 15 percent (7 for 47).
No. 6 GEORGIA 72, TCU 59: In Fort Worth, Texas, Erika Ford scored 10 points in a span of just over 6 1/2 minutes midway through the first half and the Bulldogs stayed undefeated.
The Bulldogs (12-0) were up only 10-9 before Ford, the sophomore guard who had checked in on the previous timeout, made a three-pointer with 15:04 left in the first half. By the time Ford had a steal and breakaway layup with 8:21 left, she had scored 10 points in a 15-3 run that stretched the lead to 25-12.
Natalie Ventress had 19 points for Big 12 newcomer TCU (5-4), which had won five consecutive home games.
No. 17 NORTH CAROLINA 76, EAST CAROLINA 67: In Myrtle Beach, S.C., at the Beach Ball Classic, Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored 24 points and the Tar Heels pulled away in the second half.
Krista Gross had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Tar Heels (11-1), who trailed 32-31 at the half.
No. 22 TEXAS A&M 83, KANSAS STATE 60: In Las Vegas, Kelsey Bone scored 22 points, hitting 11 of her 13 shots, to lift the Aggies.
Courtney Walker added 16 points, nine rebounds, and five steals for the Aggies (7-3), who have won their last seven games after opening with losses to three top-10 teams – Louisville, Connecticut and Penn State.
Haley Texada scored 19 points and Brittany Chambers added 15 to lead Kansas State (7-2).
The game was part of a three-day tournament at UNLV.
No. 23 FLORIDA STATE 94, MERCER 42: In Tallahassee, Fla., Natasha Howard led five players in double figures with 17 points and 12 rebounds as the Seminoles won in a blowout.
Chelsea Davis had 17, Alexa Deluzio added 15, Chasity Clayton tallied 13, and Leonor Rodriguez chipped in 10 for Florida State (9-1), which is the only team in the country with five players averaging double figures in scoring.