W BBall: Irish Defeat Clemson, 71-51

Notre Dame Women's Basketball | Jan. 6, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - When the shots weren't falling in the first half, Jewell Loyd and No. 2 Notre Dame picked it up on the defensive end.

Up by just four points at halftime on Clemson, the Irish used a 17-4 run out of the break to take control in their ACC debut, a 71-51 win over the Tigers on Sunday.

Clemson hit just one of its first eight shots in the second half, and Loyd had a three-point play and a 3-pointer during the decisive Irish run.

"I was just trying to get it done on defense," said Loyd, who scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half. "We just weren't making shots. Maybe we were just trying to force it, but we'll make those shots with our eyes closed tomorrow."

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