by Mike Coffey
In its first season in the ACC, Notre Dame added a conference tournament title to its regular season championship. The Fighting Irish pulled away in the second half to beat second-seeded Duke, 69-53. Notre Dame was led by Jewell Loyd, who scored 26 points. At 32-0, the Fighting Irish extended the best start in school history, while Duke will take a 27-6 record into the upcoming NCAA Tournament.