DePaul Knocks Off Providence 71-48
Jan. 7, 2018

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Blue Demons came out on a mission Sunday to get back into the “W” column in BIG EAST Conference action.

Mission accomplished after a 71-48 victory at Providence behind Mart’e Grays 15 points and 11 from Ashton Millender. Amarah Coleman added nine points and a career-high 12 rebounds while Kelly Campbell contributed six points, eight rebounds and five assists. Lauren Prochaska and Tanita Allen each scored eight points.

DePaul improves to 11-5, 3-1 in conference while Providence fell to 8-9, 1-4.

Getting off to a much faster start than its last game, coach Doug Bruno’s team jumped out to an 18-6 lead as Millender swished her first two attempts from deep and Lauren Prochaska connected on her first three shots including two beyond the arc.

It was 23-10 after one quarter, and the lead grew to 32-10 after a Dee Bekelja three as DePaul opened the second quarter with a 9-0 run.

After Providence responded with a 7-0 burst, Amarah Coleman buried a three and the Blue Demons closed out the quarter on an 8-2 run for a 40-21 halftime advantage.

 Midway through the third quarter, a Tanita Allen trifecta followed by Chante Stonewall’s layup put the Blue Demons in front 52-28. They went into the fourth quarter leading 60-39.

Allen’s three-pointer in the fourth quarter extended the lead to 65-42.

The Blue Demons play their third-straight road game Wednesday at Creighton with a tip time of 7 p.m.

Postgame Notes
--Sunday began a tough stretch for DePaul with four games in eight days.
--After a season-low six 3-pointers in their last game, the Blue Demons returned to form with 11 baskets from distance on Sunday.
--Kelly Campbell has 60 rebounds in the last five games.
--Providence's 48 points was the second-best defensive effort by DePaul this season. The Blue Demons held Loyola to 47 in early December.
--Amarah Coleman had a career-high 12 rebounds and needs 111 points to reach the 1,000-point career milestone.
--Coach Doug Bruno needs eight more wins for 700 in his iconic career.
--The Blue Demons lead the all-time series against Providence 16-4.



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