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DePaul improves to 9-0 to match best start

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Allie Quigley scored 19 points to lead DePaul (No. 16 ESPN/USA Today, No. 15 AP) to a 90-58 win over Northern Illinois on Monday night, matching the Blue Demons' best start at 9-0.

Deirdre Naughton added 16 points and Natasha Williams scored 14 for DePaul, which led 45-23 at the half.

Whitney Lowe and Shari Welton each had 11 points and Jessie Wilcox chipped in 10 points for Northern Illinois (3-7), which led 6-2 early but could not keep up with the Blue Demons.

DePaul outrebounded the Huskies 46-37 and turned 20 Northern Illinois turnovers into 29 points. The Blue Demons also had 18 fast-break points, compared with four for the Huskies.

Northern Illinois shot 35 percent from the field, while the Blue Demons hit 50 percent.