DePaul vs. Marquette for BIG EAST Title
March 7, 2017

No. 17/17 DePaul (26-6) vs. Marquette (24-7)
Tuesday, March 7 | 8:00 p.m. (CT)
Al McGuire Center | Milwaukee
TV: FS1 | Gametracker
Game Notes: DePaul

MILWAUKEE - The No. 17/17 Blue Demons encounter a streaking Marquette team at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the BIG EAST tournament championship game.

The showdown at the Al McGuire Center will be televised by FS1. Gametracker is available while in-game updates can be followed on Twitter -- @DePaulAthletics.

DePaul (26-6) has won its fourth consecutive regular-season title and is going for its third conference tournament crown while Marquette (24-7) has won seven in a row and swept the season series from the Blue Demons. DePaul lost to Marquette 102-101 in overtime at home and 96-81 on the road.

The Last Meeting
DePaul81
Marquette96
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The Blue Demons could never quite recover from a slow start in a 96-81 loss at Marquette on Sunday.

Since the BIG EAST was reconfigured in the 2013-14 season, BIG EAST Coach of the Year Doug Bruno's program is 9-1 in tournament play with titles in 2014 and 2015. DePaul won its first BIG EAST crown with a 65-57 win over St. John's as Brittany Hrynko led the way with 15 points. A year later, Megan Podkowa's 19 points sparked the Blue Demons to a 78-68 triumph over Seton Hall.


 

 

In the 2017 BIG EAST semifinals, top-seeded DePaul beat defensive-minded St. John's at its own game 59-41 as Jessica January scored 20 points as her team held the Red Storm to 26.4 percent shooting. No. 3 seed Marquette knocked off No. 2 Creighton 72-65 as Amani Wilborn scored 21 points off the bench while Allazia Blockton added 19 points and Danielle King 18.

Brooke Schulte was named BIG EAST Player of the Year, Most Improved Player and Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Jacqui Grant was the BIG EAST Co-Defensive Player of the Year and Tanita Allen won the Sixth Woman Award. Schulte and Grant were voted All-BIG EAST First Team and Kelly Campbell landed on the All-Freshman Team.

Bruno's team is fifth in the nation in three-point attempts and assists per game, No. 6 in assists, assist/turnover ratio,  three-pointers and three-pointers per game, No. 10 in scoring offense and No. 13 in rebounds. January is No. 4 in the nation in triple-doubles, Kelly Campbell No. 8 and Lauren Prochaska No. 18 in assist/turnover ratio and Schulte No. 27 in the country in field goals.

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