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(Updates.) By TOM COYNE Associated Press Kayla McBride has a knack for coming up big in Notre Dame's toughest games. She scored a career-high 21 points in a 1-point win at Connecticut in January, topped that with 26 points in a triple overtime victory over the Huskies in South Bend earlier this month to clinch the Big East regular-season title, and then had 23 points against UConn in the league's tournament title game and was named the tournament's most outstanding player. She has scored at least 15 points in 11 of Notre Dame's 12 games against ranked opponents this season. ''I think my teammates just depend on me more in those games,'' McBride said. ''I feel like I have to be at my best. I try to be at my best every game, but when we're in top competition I love to be at the top of my game.'' It wasn't that way all season, though. Last season McBride was in more of a supporting role, a player who would occasionally provide an offensive spark and who was one of the team's best de...
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