SIU Edwardsville 65

(4-4, 1-3 away)

(20) DePaul 75

(8-1, 1-0 Big East)

    8:00 PM ET, December 9, 2011

    McGrath-Phillips Arena, Chicago, Illinois

    1 2 T
    SIUE 27 3865
    #20DEP 37 3875

    Top Performers

    SIU Edwardsville: C. Kenner 16 Pts, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    DePaul: A. Martin 15 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    DePaul survives unexpected test from SIU-Edwardsville

    Associated Press

    CHICAGO -- Anna Martin and Brittany Hrynko had 15 points apiece, helping DePaul (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) beat Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 75-65 on Friday night.

    Keisha Hampton scored 12 points for the Blue Demons (8-1), who will face No. 7 Tennessee on Sunday in the Maggie Dixon Classic doubleheader at Madison Square Garden.

    DePaul got off to a slow start and trailed 18-9 midway through the first half. When the regulars returned to the court, DePaul put together a 28-9 surge to take a 37-27 halftime lead.

    "We weren't ready to play and that just doesn't happen here," Blue Demons coach Doug Bruno said. "I don't want to take anything away from the kids from Edwardsville, they really deserve credit when they come in and play a game like this.

    "A lot of (our) people did some isolated good things, but it was not a team effort."

    Courtney Kenner had 16 points for the Cougars (4-4), who have dropped four of five. Michaela Herrod and Raven Berry each had 12.

    "We definitely needed to get off to that kind of start because we knew DePaul can score a lot points in a hurry," Edwardsville coach Amanda Lewis said. "We were very pleased with our start, we just had too many turnovers."

    Edwardsville had 14 first-half turnovers and 25 for the game, which DePaul converted into 27 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 65 75
    FG Made-Attempted 24-54 (.444) 27-61 (.443)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-20 (.400) 13-27 (.481)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-15 (.600) 8-14 (.571)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 22

    Game Leaders

    PointsC. Kenner 16A. Martin 15
    ReboundsR. Berry 11K. Hampton 7
    AssistsM. Duncan 4K. Hampton 5
    StealsC. Kenner 2K. Hampton 2

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