DePaul Falls to No. 1/1 Connecticut
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Dec. 8, 2017

CHICAGO - A big reason why student-athletes are attracted to DePaul is the chance to play against the nation's elite.

That very opportunity surfaced on Friday night when the Blue Demons fell to No. 1/1 Connecticut 103-69 at Wintrust Arena.

DePaul's leading scorer in this showdown televised nationally by FS1 was Amarah Coleman with 16 points. Tanita Allen added 11 points.

Coach Doug Bruno reprised his strategy from two years ago using a hockey line-change format, substituting five players at a time to keep his team fresh.

In 2015, the Blue Demons faced a UConn team that came into McGrath-Phillips Arena with averaging 40 points per win. DePaul matched them shot for shot and trailed by just four at halftime. The game stayed close until a fourth-quarter Huskie run provided a 16-point win.

On Friday, the Blue Demons led by two points early in the game on a Coleman three. It was UConn 17-12 at the media timeout.

Connecticut went on one of its patented runs, outscoring the home team 13-2. The Blue Demons were down 33-20 after one quarter.

DePaul trailed by 19 midway through the second quarter when an Allen three-pointer and a Coleman foul shot cut into the deficit. Another Huskie run left the Blue Demons down 61-38 at halftime.

UConn built a 75-42 advantage by the middle of the third quarter and went into the final 10 minutes leading 82-47.

DePaul is back in action Wednesday when the Blue Demons head up to Evanston for a 7 p.m. game against rival Northwestern.


 

 

Postgame Notes

  • The Blue Demons have scored 805 points this season for an average of 92 points per game.
  • In the last eight games, DePaul has hit 113 three-pointers---an average of 14.1 per game.
  • Campbell has made 25 of her last 28 free throws including 17 of the last 18.
  • DePaul outscored Connecticut 22-21 in the fourth quarter.
  • After the 16th renewal of this series, the Blue Demons are 1-15.
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