Chester Leads No. 14/21 DePaul Past USF
Jan. 11, 2011
CHICAGO (AP) -- Four players scored in double figures as No. 14/21 DePaul moved into a tie for the first place in the BIG EAST Conference with a 77-61 victory over USF on Tuesday at McGrath Arena.
Notes: First time DePaul has opened BIG EAST Conference play 4-0 since joining the Conference in 2005-06... Connecticut (4-0) and Louisville (3-0) are the only teams in the league to remain unbeaten in conference play... the last time DePaul started conference play with an unblemished record was in 2003-04 when it was a member of Conference USA... DePaul started league play 6-0 that season... DePaul has won 13 of its last 14 games... in that stretch, DePaul has defeated two top 25 teams -- Stanford and St. John’s... DePaul has scored 70 or more points in 14 of its 16 wins this season... DePaul has won its last 12 games at McGrath Arena dating back to its Feb. 23, 2010 win over Pittsburgh... DePaul is 10-0 this season on its home court and improves to 128-21 (.859) all-time at McGrath Arena... Felicia Chester led DePaul with 19 points... second time she has led DePaul in scoring this season... career-best 7-of-8 from the free throw line... Taylor Pikes came off the bench to record second consecutive and her fourth career double-double, the most by any DePaul player this season... she finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds... Anna Martin reached double-figures for the second consecutive game... the sophomore scored 14 points... Keisha Hampton has reached double-figures in 15 of DePaul’s 18 games... she finished with 18 points... Sam Quigley dished out four assists... she now has 427 career assists which ties for third most in school history with her sister Allie... the younger Quigley need 44 assists to move into second on DePaul’s all-time list... USF has lost its last five games and last three on the road... Andrea Smith reached double-figures for the 16th time this season... her 16 points led the Bulls in scoring for the 14th time this season... Leondra Doomes-Stephens led USF with eight rebounds... second time this season has led USF on the glass... DePaul now leads the all-time series with USF 12-6... DePaul is now 6-2 in games played in Lincoln Park.