SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Notre Dame scored the first 36 points of the game en route to an easy 97-21 win over Southeast Missouri State on Sunday.
Skylar Diggins had 18 points to lead the 16th-ranked Irish (12-3), who led 46-6 at half, and set numerous school records in the game. The 21 points was the fewest the school ever has allowed, eclipsing the 25 points they gave up to Grace College in 1978.
Southeast Missouri State (5-9) missed its first 18 shots and got its first basket, a 3-pointer by Katie Norman with 5:20 to go in the first half. Jasmine Davis led the Redhawks with six.
Devereaux Peters had a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Kayla McBride added 17 points and Becca Bruszewski had 12.
(This version CORRECTS APNewsNow. No. 16 Notre Dame 97, Southeast Missouri State 21. Corrects halftime score)