The Blue Demons and Blue Devils tip at 6:35 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2
March 23, 2014
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DURHAM, N.C. – The No. 23/21 DePaul women’s basketball team and #9/10 Duke hit the hardwood in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament on Monday. The Blue Demons and Blue Devils tip at 6:35 p.m. (ET) at Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The Blue Demons (28-6) are in the midst of their 19th NCAA appearance and are taking on Duke for the third time in the tournament. The two teams last met in the Regional Semifinals in 2011, with Duke taking the game, 70-63 at Temple’s Liacouras Center.
Monday’s game marks the first meeting between the two team’s at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The previous meetings took place in Chicago (1986), Champaign, Ill. (1997) and in Philadelphia. Duke leads the all-time series 2-1 with DePaul’s victory coming in 1986 on its home floor. The other two games were NCAA Tournament contests and were played on a neutral court.
DePaul reached the second round by topping Oklahoma 104-100 on Saturday. The combined 204 points were the most score in a regulation NCAA women’s tournament game. Megan Rogowski led DePaul with 24 points including, a go-ahead 3-pointer with 42 seconds and a pair of free throws with 16 seconds on the clock to secure the Blue Demons victory.
On its way to a season-high 104 points, Rogowski led six Blue Demons in double figures. Chanise Jenkins finished with 21, Brittany Hrynko added 19, Jessica January scored 14, Megan Podkowa recorded 13 and Jasmine Penny rounded out the double-figure scorers with 11 points.
With DePaul running on all cylinders, the Blue Demons set a season-high for field goal percentage (.537) and they also knocked down 11 3-pointers and added 20 assists.
Duke reached the second round with its 87-45 win over 15-seeded Winthrop on Saturday. Duke was led by Tricia Liston’s 21 points while four others finished in double figures. The Blue Devils shot 54 from the field and dished out 21 assists and had 13 steals in the win.
DePaul NCAA Tournament Notes: DePaul is 11-18 all-time in its 19 NCAA Tournament appearances… DePaul is one of nine schools – Connecticut, Duke, Georgia, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Stanford, Tennessee and Vanderbilt – to make the last 12 NCAA Tournaments… DePaul has advanced to the second round nine times… entering Monday’s second round game with Duke, DePaul is 2-6 in second round games.
Notes from DePaul’s win over Oklahoma: DePaul and Oklahoma’s 204 points are the most scored in an NCAA women’s regulation tournament game… DePaul’s 104 points is a season-high and the most since DePaul scored 111 against Appalachian State on Dec. 30, 2007… DePaul has reached the 100-point mark in two of its last three games… its 104 points are the most scored by DePaul NCAA Tournament game… Oklahoma’s 100 points is the most points allowed by a DePaul opponent this season and in an NCAA Tournament game… first time in DePaul history an opponent scored 100 points and DePaul won… prior to the win, DePaul was 0-13 when an opponent reached 100… DePaul’s .537 field goal percentage is a season-high and is the second-best by a DePaul team in an NCAA Tournament game… DePaul’s 11 3-pointers are the most by a DePaul team in an NCAA Tournament game… DePaul has knocked down 10 or more 3-pointers in 16 games this season… DePaul’s 20 assists are the third most in a Blue Demons NCAA tournament game… DePaul has reached the 20-point assist mark in 19 games this season and in 18 of its last 29 games… DePaul improves to 9-10 in NCAA First Round games… advances to the Second Round for the first time since the 2012 season… Megan Rogowski tied a career-high eight rebounds and led DePaul on the glass for just the first time this season… Rogowski eclipsed the 20-point mark for the seventh time this season… Chanise Jenkins eclipsed the 20-point mark for the third time this season and for the second time in three games… Jasmine Penny, Rogowski and Hrynko each scored double-figures for the third consecutive game… DePaul improves to 1-1 all-time against Oklahoma… DePaul and Duke will meet for the fourth time and for the third time in the NCAA Tournament.
Monday's Pregame Reception: DePaul fans traveling to Durham are invited to attend Monday's Pregame Reception at the Marriott City Center in downtown Durham. The event is free , open to all Blue Demon fans and will begin at 4 p.m.