Originally posted on Womhoops Guru  |  Last updated 1/5/12
By Mel Greenberg SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. -- Third-ranked Notre Dame has two trips to New Jersey slated this season on the Big East portion of the Irish's schedule. The next visit at the end of the month about 45 minutes to the south of here could be the more troublesome of the two when the Irish visit No. 10 Rutgers. But the business at hand Wednesday night against host Seton Hall was completed in a matter of minutes at the Pirates' Walsh Gymnasium though coach Muffet McGraw's group had to keep at it until the final buzzer got the 74-36 win into the record books. The Irish (14-1, 2-0) jumped to a 24-7 lead across the first 11 minutes and kept the defensive pressure on to maintain a positive result well out of Seton Hall's hands the rest of the way. So much for the threat of a trap game heading into Saturday's first of two showdowns back home in South Bend, Ind., when Notre Dame hosts No. 2 Connecticut (12-1), which beat West Virginia, 79-60, in Hartford. ...
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