Fighting Irish Athletics | March 9, 2015
Jewell Loyd and Notre Dame have made themselves quite comfortable in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Especially in the league tournament.
Loyd led the second-ranked Fighting Irish to their second straight ACC championship, beating No. 7 Florida State 71-58 in the title game on Sunday.
The ACC player of the year scored 18 points and was selected as tournament MVP for the second straight year.
''She never ceases to amaze me,'' coach Muffet McGraw said.
Taya Reimer added 16 points for the top-seeded Irish (31-2), who shot 52 percent and led by 22 points while claiming their 17th straight win and third consecutive conference tournament title.
Notre Dame won the BIG EAST Tournament in 2013 - its final season in that league - and improved to 6-0 in ACC tournament games.