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McGraw wins 700th as Notre Dame women top Villanova

VILLANOVA, Pa. – Muffet McGraw earned her 700th victory with No. 2 Notre Dame’s 59-52 victory over Villanova on Tuesday night.

McGraw became the 13th coach in Division I history to reach the 700-victory plateau. Her career record is now 700-257 in 31 years coaching. She’s had 612 of the wins at Notre Dame.

Natalie Achonwa scored 19 points while Kayla McBride added 16. Skylar Diggins had 14 points, but was 4 for 17 from the field.

Notre Dame (21-2, 9-0 Big East) never trailed and led 29-21 at the half. The Wildcats (16-6, 5-4) got within 48-46 on Devon Kane’s three-pointer with 4:45 left. Notre Dame responded by scoring 11 of the final 17 points to seal the win. Emily Leer scored 15 and Rachel Roberts added 14 for the Wildcats.

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