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McBride helps No. 5 Notre Dame roll past Purdue 74-47

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    Notre Dame guard Skylar Diggins, right, gets ready to pass around Purdue guard DeeDee Williams during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)The Associated Press

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    Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw waves to the crowd prior to the first half of an NCAA college basketball game with Purdue Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in South Bend, Ind. McGraw won her 600th game at Notre Dame against Texas A&M on Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)The Associated Press

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    Purdue coach Sharon Versyp reacts to her team's play during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame won 74-47. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)The Associated Press

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    Purdue guard Courtney Moses, right, puts up a shot as Notre Dame forward Natalie Achonwa attempts to defend during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame won 74-47. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)The Associated Press

Kayla McBride scored 18 points, Natalie Achonwa had 15 points and 17 rebounds, and Skylar Diggins shook off early foul trouble to finish with 16 points Saturday to help No. 5 Notre Dame rout Purdue 74-47.

Courtney Moses led the Boilermakers (11-2) with 13 points and Taylor Manuel added 12.

Diggins also had her 300th career steal 5:37 into the second half when she poked the ball away from Courtney Moses and drove in for a layup, which pushed Notre Dame's lead to 23. The senior guard is the third player in Notre Dame history with at least 300 career steals.

Purdue was one of the country's best 3-point shooting teams coming into the game, but went 0-for-11 from behind the arc. The Boilermakers were also outrebounded 56-28 as the Irish led by as much as 30 points in the second half.