No. 3 Notre Dame downs DePaul, advances to semifinals

Devereaux Peters and Natalie Novosel both 54 Big East Tournament quarterfinal win over DePaul.

Peters added 12 rebounds while Kayla McBride finished with 14 points for the Fighting Irish (29-2), who advanced to play West Virginia in Monday's semifinal.

Katherine Harry scored 14 points to pace eight-seeded DePaul (22-10). Jasmine Penny chipped in 10.

Notre Dame led 22-19 near the midway point of the first half before opening up a double-digit advantage with a 12-5 run.

McBride hit a three-pointer during the stretch and Peters capped it with a layup, making it 34-24.

The Irish were still up 10 when Skylar Diggins connected on a layup for a 38-26 lead at the break.

They opened the second half with 10 straight points to put the game away.

McBride started with a three-pointer and Novosel scored five in a row to make it 48-26. Notre Dame wasn't threatened the rest of the way.