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ND women (24-0) off to best start in school history

Feb 14, 2014 - 2:41 AM Chestnut Hill, MA ( - The Notre Dame women's basketball team is off to the best start in the program's history.

The second-ranked Fighting Irish downed Boston College 82-61 on Thursday for their 24th straight win to open the season.

Kayla McBride poured in 21 points, Jewell Loyd added 18 and the Irish (24-0, 11-0 ACC) topped the 23-0 start set by the 2000-01 national title team.

Kat Cooper led Boston College (12-13, 3-9) with 13 points.