BATON ROUGE, La. -- Ashley Barlow scored 10 of her 19 points during a run to start the second half and Notre Dame (No. 14 ESPN/USA Today, No. 16 AP) beat LSU (No. 22 ESPN/USA Today, No. 24 AP) 62-53 on Sunday.
Notre Dame (1-0) trailed only once, after LSU's Latear Eason hit a floater to make it 20-18 with 4:46 left in the first half.With the game tied at 24 at halftime, the Fighting Irish opened the second half with a 14-4 spurt, giving them their first double-digit lead of the game.LSU (0-1) got as close as 43-40 with 9:39 left, but Notre Dame answered with a 10-0 run for its largest lead.Lindsay Schrader scored 13 points and Devereaux Peters added 12 for the Irish.Andrea Kelly scored 10 points off the bench to lead LSU.