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Smith leads Demons with 24 points, 17 boards

CHICAGO (AP) -- Khara Smith scored 24 points and pulled down 17 rebounds to lead DePaul (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) to a 74-66 victory over South Florida on Sunday.

Jenni Dant added 23 points for DePaul (17-3, 6-1 Conference USA), which is undefeated at home this season at 11-0. The victory ran the Blue Demons' home winning streak to 20 games, tying the school record.

Jessica Dickson led South Florida (14-8, 4-4) with 21 points. Rachael Sheats added 17 points and Alana Tanksley chipped in 12.

DePaul dominated the boards, outrebounding the Bulls 48-26.

South Florida shot just 31 percent in the first half and trailed 36-27 at intermission. The Bulls fell to 1-7 on the road this season and 0-3 against ranked teams.