Diggins scores 2,000th point as No. 2 Notre Dame cruises

Skylar Diggins posted a game-high 21 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the field en route to becoming just the fourth Notre Dame women's basketball player to record 2,000 career points, as the second- ranked Fighting Irish crushed Providence, 89-44, Saturday at Purcell Pavilion.

Diggins, who needed just one point for 2,000 in her heralded career, fittingly broke the barrier just four seconds into the game on a fastbreak layup. She is also the first player in program history since 2001 to hit the 2,000 point mark.

Tori Rule led Providence (6-13, 1-5 Big East) with 12 points and five rebounds. The Friars have now lost five of their last six.

The Fighting Irish (18-1, 7-0) led comfortably, 46-15, at the break and never eased up in the second half to remain unbeaten in conference play while picking up their 13th straight victory.

Natalie Achonwa recorded a double-double with 14 points and 12 boards in the win.