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Final

DePaul 81

(17-7, 6-5 Big East)

(11) West Virginia 80

(20-4, 9-2 Big East)

    2:00 PM ET, February 16, 2008

    1 2 T
    DEP 45 3681
    #11WVU 41 3980

    Top Performers

    DePaul: D. Naughton 24 Pts, 15 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    West Virginia: L. Owens 22 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Stl

    Naughton's stellar performance powers DePaul to upset of No. 11 WVU

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Deirdre Naughton had 24 points and a career-high 15 rebounds to lead DePaul to an 81-80 win over No. 11 West Virginia on Saturday, ending the Mountaineers' school record nine-game winning streak.

    The Blue Demons (17-7, 6-5 Big East) hit a season-high 14 3-pointers, including three in the final five minutes to rally for the win.

    LaQuita Owens scored 22 for the Mountaineers (20-4, 9-2).

    Naughton made the last of her 5 3-pointers to start an 8-0 run that gave DePaul a 75-69 lead with 1:39 remaining. The Blue Demons made six free throws in the final minute.

    Ashley Powell made a 3-pointer at the buzzer for West Virginia, which hit 11 of 22 3-pointers but was outrebounded 46-32.

    China Threatt added 15 points and Allie Quigley scored 12 for DePaul, which beat its highest-ranked opponent since toppling No. 8 Notre Dame on Dec. 11, 2002.

    Olayinka Sanni added 15 points for West Virginia and Sparkle Davis and Meg Bulger scored 11 apiece.

    West Virginia also had its 16-game home winning streak snapped.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DEP
    WVU
    Points 81 80
    FG Made-Attempted 26-64 (.406) 30-61 (.492)
    3P Made-Attempted 14-30 (.467) 11-22 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-18 (.833) 9-19 (.474)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 4

    Game Leaders

     
    DEP
    WVU
    PointsD. Naughton 24L. Owens 22
    ReboundsD. Naughton 15L. Owens 8
    AssistsD. Naughton 5A. Powell 6
    StealsH. Medley 2O. Sanni 4

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