CHICAGO -- Keisha Hampton and Taylor Pikes each scored 16 points and DePaul (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) beat Seton Hall 77-59 on Saturday to improve to 6-0 in the Big East for first time ever.
Anna Martin added 12 for the Blue Demons (19-2, 6-0 Big East), who have won 16 of their last 17 games.The Blue Demons never trailed and led by as many as 38 points in the second before the Pirates (7-12, 0-6) trimmed the margin.Kandice Green scored 20 points for Seton Hall while Kashmere Joseph added 12.DePaul made eight of its first 12 shots as it opened a 21-6 lead, including 10 off Seton Hall turnovers.Hampton's jumper made it 31-9 and the Blue Demons led 40-9 before the Pirates finally hit double digits on Alexandra Maseko's two free throws.Hampton became the first DePaul player in double figures at 5:32 and had 13 points by halftime as the Blue Demons opened a 50-22 lead, it's second largest of the season at intermission.Pikes added 10 first half points as DePaul shot 16 of 31 (51.6 percent). Seton Hall made just 6 of 27 for 22.2 percent, it's second lowest of the season.The Blue Demon lead reached 67-29 on Katherine Harry's jumper with 11:36 to play.DePaul remains one-half game behind league-leading Connecticut. The Blue Demons play the Huskies on Feb. 5 on the road.