SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Skylar Diggins scored 14 points to lead a balanced offense as No. 3 Notre Dame cruised to a 90-38 victory over Central Florida on Tuesday night.
Kaila Turner had 13 points, Natalie Novosel and Natalie Achonwa added 12 each and Devereaux Peters and Kayla McBride each scored 11 for the Fighting Irish (11-1).
Notre Dame, which reached 90 points for the fifth time this season, shot 52 percent from the field and finished with a 46-28 rebounding advantage.
Aisha Patrick had 10 points to lead the Knights (5-6), who shot just 28 percent from the field.
Notre Dame's pressure defense forced Central Florida into 25 turnovers, 18 of which were steals.
The Irish led 51-16 at the break, their biggest lead of the opening 20 minutes. It was the fourth time this season they scored at least 50 in the first half.
Notre Dame continued to stretch the lead, going ahead by 52 midway through the second half and again with 1:16 left.
The Irish started pulling away from the start and led 31-5 after nine minutes. The Knights didn't reach double digit points until they pulled to 41-11 with 5:49 remaining in the half.
The Knights committed 17 turnovers in the first half, 12 of which were steals by Notre Dame.