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Oklahoma Women's Basketball Falls to Notre Dame

Danielle Robinson drives in the lane. (AP) Danielle Robinson drives in the lane. (AP)

Originally Published: Nov 28, 2009 5:40 PM CDT

Associated Press

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) -- Freshman Skylar Diggins scored 16 points and No. 5 Notre Dame used a 20-0 run in the second half to beat No. 20 Oklahoma 81-71 on Saturday and win the Island Division of the Paradise Jam.

Notre Dame (6-0) trailed 51-48 when its defense kicked in, triggering the big run that resulted in a 68-51 lead. The Sooners (4-2), with leading scorer Danielle Robinson on the bench with four fouls, went 0 for 8 from the field and committed eight turnovers during the run.

Robinson, who finished with 26 points, got the Sooners within 73-63 by scoring 10 during a 12-5 run. But Oklahoma couldn't get any closer the rest of the way.

Diggins was the tournament MVP, while Brittany Mallory added 15 points for Notre Dame. Ashley Barlow scored 12 points and Lindsay Schrader had 11.

Amanda Thompson finished with 12 for Oklahoma. Carlee Roethlisberger and Abi Olajuwon scored 11 points each.

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