SOUTH BEND, Indiana (Ticker) -- Danielle Green scored all of her 16 points in the first half as second seed Notre Dame advanced to the "Sweet 16" for the third time in four years with a 95-60 rout of No. 7 George Washington in the Mideast Region.
Notre Dame (27-4), which upended George Washington in the 1997 East Region final to clinch its first Final Four berth, will face Texas Tech or Tulane on Saturday in Memphis.
Green had seven points and Julie Henderson four during a 14-0 spurt as the Fighting Irish opened a 19-8 lead 11 minutes into the contest. Notre Dame shot 52 percent (14-of-27) over the opening 20 minutes and had a 43-25 halftime lead.
The Colonials (26-6) crept within 54-39 with 13:08 to play, but Notre Dame scored the next 11 points to regain control. Niele Ivey netted four points and freshman Alicia Ratay, who shoots 49 percent from 3-point range, connected from beyond the arc to help the Irish open a 65-39 cushion with 9:54 remaining.
Notre Dame set a school scoring record for an NCAA Tournament game, eclipsing the mark set in a 93-62 rout of Memphis in the first round in 1997.
Ivey finished with 23 points, while Henderson and Ruth Riley added 14 apiece for Notre Dame, which has won 22 of its last 24 games. The Irish shot 52 percent (28-of-54) from the floor, making 6-of-12 3-pointers.
Kelley Siemon grabbed 12 rebounds and Henderson 11, helping Notre Dame gain a 54-26 advantage on the boards.
Elisa Aguilar scored 15 points and Marlo Egleston added 13 for the Colonials, who shot 28 percent (17-of-60).