No. 4 Notre Dame beats UCLA women, 82-67

Lindsay Allen scores a career-high 22 points to lead No. 4 Notre Dame women to an 82-67 win over UCLA

Lindsay Allen scored a career-high 22 points and No. 4 Notre Dame beat UCLA, 82-67, on Sunday at Pauley Pavilion for its fourth straight victory.

Allen was eight of 10 from the field, including four of five from three-point range. The sophomore guard matched her previous career high of 17 points by halftime and set career highs in field goals and three-pointers made.

Freshman Brianna Turner added 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for her first career double-double for the Fighting Irish (12-1). Jewell Loyd had 12 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

Nirra Fields scored 20 points and Jordin Canada had 16 for UCLA (4-7). The Bruins are 0-5 against Top 25 teams this season.

UCLA hung around for much of a back-and-forth first half, but Notre Dame unleashed a 13-3 run in the final minutes to go ahead by double-figures and cruise into halftime up 42-29.

Notre Dame shot 45% in the first half, including five of seven from three-point range, while holding the Bruins to 26% (10 of 38) shooting.

Not much changed in the second half, as the Fighting Irish kept a comfortable lead throughout and never let UCLA get closer than nine points.

The Bruins struggled to shoot from pretty much anywhere. They shot 33.3% (23 of 69) from the field overall, 32% (seven of 22) from three-point range and 52% (14 of 27) from the free-throw line.

Notre Dame had no such problems scoring. Michaela Mabrey had 11 points to give the Irish four players in double figures, and six players made at least three field goals.

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