SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — Natalie Novosel scored 17 points and Devereaux Peters had her ninth career double-double to lead Notre Dame to a 77-64 victory over Temple University on Monday night and advance the Irish to the “Sweet 16” for the tenth time.
Peters finished with 17 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals, and two blocks. Skylar Diggins added 15 points for Notre Dame (28-7), while Becca Bruszewski had 12 and Natalie Achonwa 10 off the bench.
Shey Peddy led the Owls with 21 points on 8-of-16 shooting, and Kristen McCarthy added 16 points. Temple (24-9) has lost all five of its second-round games.
The Owls tried to make a game of it, pulling within 52-47 on a three-pointer by McCarthy wth 13:19 left.
But they were outscored 10-0 over the next three minutes to make it a 15-point game. They got no closer than nine the rest of the way.
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