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McBride scores 19 to lead No. 2 Notre Dame to 15th straight victory, 64-42 over Cincinnati

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    Notre Dame guard Kayla McBride, right, tries to knock the ball away from Cincinnati guard Alyesha Lovett during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond) (The Associated Press)

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    Notre Dame guard Kayla McBride, right, throws a pass around Cincinnati guard Kayla Cook during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame players were playing in pink trim uniforms as part of the fifth annual Pink Zone game, part of a national women's basketball initiative designed to raise funds for breast cancer research. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond) (The Associated Press)

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    Notre Dame forward Ariel Braker, left, puts up a shot as Cincinnati guard Kayla Cook defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond) (The Associated Press)

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    Notre Dame forward Natalie Achonwa puts up a shot as Cincinnati guard Kayla Cook, left, defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond) (The Associated Press)

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    Cincinnati guard Alexis Durley, center, battles for a loose ball with Notre Dame guards Michaela Mabrey, left and Skylar Diggins during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond) (The Associated Press)

Kayla McBride scored 17 of her 19 points in the first half as No. 2 Notre Dame jumped to an early 23-point lead and beat Cincinnati 64-42 on Saturday for its 15th straight victory.

The winning streak matches the fourth-longest in school history, also accomplished in 2009-10 and 1990-91. The victory also was the 699th career win in 31 seasons for coach Muffet McGraw, 26 coaching Notre Dame (20-1, 8-0 Big East). Cincinnati (8-13, 0-8) fell to 0-9 all-time against the Irish.

Kayla Cook led the Bearcats with 12 points. Dayeesha Hollins, the Bearcats leading scorer at 15.4 points game, was held to a season-low six points.

Kaila Turner added 11 points for the Irish, who outshot Cincinnati 50 percent to 35 percent and had a 38-24 rebounding advantage.