Blue Demons collide with No. 2 seed Mississippi State in NCAA Second Round
Blue Demons tip at 11 a.m. against Northern Iowa in Starkville, Miss.
No. 17/17 Blue Demons seek third tournament crown against team that has won seven in a row
The No. 17/17 Blue Demons are 8-1 in conference tournament play since 2014
Advances to BIG EAST tournament semifinals behind Stonewall's 20 points
Jacqui Grant and DePaul host the BIG EAST Women's Basketball Tournament March 5-8.
Shots from DePaul's quarterfinal game vs. Seton Hall Sunday night.
No. 15/14 DePaul at No. 2/2 Connecticut
Maggie Dixon Classic
DePaul faced Oregon State in the Sweet 16 on March 26.
2014-15 (Junior): Appeared in 31 games with 29 starts including DePaul’s final 28 games… averaged 20.3 minutes per game and played a season-high 27 minutes at Villanova… ranked 17th in the BIG EAST with 5.0 rebounds per game… season-best nine rebounds in five games… averaged 8.6 points per game which ranked fourth on the team… reached double-figures in 11 games… averaged 11.0 points per game in DePaul’s three NCAA Tournament games last season… scored 15 points against both James Madison and Oregon State… season-best nine rebounds at Seton Hall, Providence, at Villanova, vs. Butler and vs. James Madison.
2014-15 (Sophomore at Illinois): Appeared in 30 games with 29 starts… one of only three players to appear in all 30 game for the Illini… averaged 9.6 points and was second on the team with 7.0 rebounds per outing… second on the team with 27 blocks… led Illinois with 148 defensive rebounds… made 16 3-pointers and boasted a .425 field goal percentage… averaged 10.4 points against Big Ten opponents… led the Illini on the glass in 13 games… season-best 15 boards against No. 15 Iowa… season-best 29 points at Penn State and against Minessota… led the Illini in scoring in six contests… season-best five triples against Penn State.
2013-14 (Freshman at Illinois): Played in and started 24 games on the season... averaged 13.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.4 blocks per game… shared the team's Most Improved Player award…best highest free-throw percentage in Big Ten games (.710)... ranked sixth in the Big Ten in steals (2.0 spg), 11th in blocks (1.4 bpg) and offensive rebounds (2.3 rpg), and 22nd in scoring (13.0 ppg) in all games... ranked seventh among Big Ten freshmen in scoring (13.1 ppg), fifth in rebounding (5.7 rpg), second in steals (2.0 spg) and third in blocks (1.4 bpg)… in Big Ten play, averaged 13.6 ppg, 2.0 spg and 1.7 bpg… scored in double figures in 18 of 24 games, including four games of 20-plus points... posted three double-doubles on the season… season-best 23 points on 8-of-18 shooting, including 3-of-5 three-pointers, along with seven rebounds and three steals, at Ohio State… knocked down four 3-pointers at Michigan (Jan. 18)... double-digit rebounds four times and had eight games with three or more steals.
High School: Ranked the No. 28 power forward and No. 108th overall player in the nation in the class of 2013 by Blue Star… named a first-team All-State selection by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) and Champaign News-Gazette… second-team All-State selection by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times… three-time All-Central Suburban League selection… ranked second in Maine South history in scoring (1,522) and rebounding (819)… led Maine South to a 27-6 record and a berth in the IHSA Class 4A Super Sectional in 2012-13, averaging 14.8 points and 7.0 rebounds per game… in 2011-12 led Maine South in scoring (13.1 ppg), rebounding (6.4 rpg) and blocked shots (2.2 bpg)… helped the Hawks to a third-place finish in the 2011 IHSA Class 4A state tournament… averaged 11.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game in 2010-11… Central Suburban League Freshman of the Year in 2010… invited to the USA Basketball U-16 team tryouts in 2010… also received scholarship offers to play softball in college… High school basketball coach was Mark Smith.
Personal: Daughter of Josh Grant and Tina and Tom Grusecki… one of nine children… majoring in Physical Education.
Grant Numbers at DePaul
Game-by Game Stats
Grant Career Stats
Career-Highs at DePaul
Points: 15, x3 last Oregon State (03-26-16)
Rebounds: 9, x5 last James Madison (03-18-16)
Assists: 3, x3 last at Xavier (01-17-16)
Steals: 3, Butler (02-14-16)
Blocks: 2, Seton Hall (01-29-16)
Field Goals: 7, x2 last James Madison (03-18-16)
FG Attempts: 14, Oregon State (03-26-16)
3-pt. FG: 3, Oregon State (03-26-16)
3-pt. FG Attempts: 8, Oregon State (03-26-16)
Free Throws: 3, x2 last Butler (03-06-16)
FT Attempts: 5, Colgate (11-27-15)
Minutes: 27, at Villanova (02-05-16)
Double-Figure Games: 11
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