Blue Demons and Cowgirls tip at 2:30 p.m. (ET) on Saturday on ESPN2
March 23, 2013
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NCAA First & Second Round Notes: DePaul | Oklahoma State
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DURHAM, N.C. - The DePaul women's basketball team spent Saturday at Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium preparing for its First Round NCAA Tournament game. The 10th-seeded Blue Demons are scheduled to play seventh-seed Oklahoma State on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2.
On Saturday the Blue Demons met the media and held a 90 minute practice - their final tune-up before tomorrow's game.
DePaul earned a spot in its 11the consecutive NCAA Tournament after recording a 21-11 record and finishing in a tie for sixth place in the BIG EAST Conference standings. Led by first-team all-BIG EAST performer Brittany Hrynko and seniors Anna Martin and Katherine Harry, the Blue Demons boasted a balanced offense attack that sees six players average more than eight points a game.
Martin paces the Blue Demons' offense with 15.7 points. Hrynko follows with 14.8 points and leads DePaul with 5.0 assists and 2.5 3-pointers per game. Harry is a monster on the boards and ranks 25th in Division I with 10.5 rebounds per game.
The Blue Demons tangle with an Oklahoma State team that won the WNIT last season and finished 9-9 in Big 12 play this season. The Cowgirls are led by Toni Young's 15.9 points, while Liz Donohoe followed with 15.0 points per game.
DePaul and Oklahoma State are facing one another for the third time and the second in the NCAA Tournament. The two teams met in the First Round in 1991, with the Cowgirls taking the contest 81-80 in Stillwater, Okla. Oklahoma State leads the all-time series 2-0, while this is the first meeting on a neutral floor.
The Blue Demons and Oklahoma State tip on Sunday 30 minutes after No. 2 Oklahoma State and No. 15 Hampton finish their 12 p.m. game. The winner of both games' square-off on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and that game will also be carried on ESPN2.