NEW YORK — Skylar Diggins scored 24 points to help No. 2 Notre Dame beat St. John's 71-56 on Saturday for the Fighting Irish's 18th straight victory.
Devereaux Peters added 18 points, 15 rebounds, five blocks and four steals for Notre Dame (21-1, 8-0 Big East), which was coming off a 28-point blowout of No. 7 Tennessee on Monday night.
Trailing 6-1 early on, Notre Dame went on a 19-2 run to take an early 12-point lead. Diggins had the final eight points of the run, including a pretty floater down the lane that made it 20-8 with 11:16 left in the half.
St. John's scored the next eight points, including two 3-pointers by Tesia Harris, to cut it to a four-point game. That's as close as the Red Storm (13-8, 5-3) would get as Notre Dame put it away with a 14-0 spurt.