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Diggins leads No. 2 Notre Dame women to 87-49 rout over Marquette

  • Notre Dame's Kayla McBride (21) drives on Marquette's Brooklyn Puroy during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Notre Dame's Kayla McBride (21) drives on Marquette's Brooklyn Puroy during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)  (The Associated Press)

  • Notre Dame's Natalie Achonwa (11) grabs a rebound as Marquette's Sarina Simmons, left, and Lauren Tibbs look on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Notre Dame's Natalie Achonwa (11) grabs a rebound as Marquette's Sarina Simmons, left, and Lauren Tibbs look on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)  (The Associated Press)

  • Notre Dame's Natalie Achonwa (11) shoots over Marquette's Chelsie Butler during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Notre Dame's Natalie Achonwa (11) shoots over Marquette's Chelsie Butler during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)  (The Associated Press)

Skylar Diggins scored 23 points and Natalie Achonwa added 17 points and 10 rebounds as No. 2 Notre Dame rolled to its 19th consecutive victory with a 87-49 rout of Marquette on Sunday.

The Irish (24-1, 12-0 Big East) have won a school record 20 consecutive regular-season road victories, including 16 straight in the conference.

Notre Dame's lone loss of the season was to No. 1 Baylor 71-63 on Dec. 5.

The Irish led by 19 at halftime and put the game away early in the second half as Notre Dame scored the first 12 points of the half to grab a 46-15 lead when Diggins scored on a layup. Diggins was the key to the spurt as she scored six points, including a steal and breakway layup.

Marquette could get no closer than 24 points the rest of the way.

Sarina Simmons scored 12 points and Arlesia Morse added 11 for Marquette (12-13, 4-8).