Nov 16, 2010
DePaul’s Bruno Notches Win No. 500

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A month of milestones continued for DePaul women’s basketball coach Doug Bruno on Monday night as the Blue Demons knocked off Missouri State in the second round of the Preseason WNIT. Just nine days after the McGrath Arena court was named in his honor, Bruno notched his 500th career win as the Blue Demons dispatched the Lady Bears, 82-66, to advance to the semifinals.

DePaul hosts Florida on Thursday night at McGrath Arena at 7 p.m. with the winner advancing to the championship game of the 16-team tournament. The other semifinal features Purdue and South Dakota State.

A complete team effort on both ends of the floor saw DePaul (2-0) total 10 blocked shots and hold the Lady Bears to a combined .328 (20-61) field goals percentage while five players reached double-figures. Sam Quigley and China Threatt led the way with 16 points each followed by Felicia Chester’s 15 and 10 points apiece from Keisha Hampton and Taylor Pikes.

Pikes also added a game-high 11 rebounds to record her first double-double and Threatt dished out seven assists as the Blue Demons combined to shoot an impressive .531 (34-64) from the field.

A three-pointer from Quigley pushed DePaul’s advantage into double-figures with eight minutes left in the first half before Missouri State nearly erased the deficit and closed to within three points at 35-32. That would be as close as the Lady Bears would get as DePaul answered with an 11-3 run to end the first period and take a 46-35 advantage at halftime.

Missouri State (1-1) moved to within seven points early in the second half, but DePaul was able to maintain a comfortable margin over the remainder of the second half.

Pikes added four assists and two blocked shots to her double-double while Hampton recorded four rejections along with three assists.

Casey Garrison led Missouri State with 20 points and six rebounds and Tia Mays added 14 points and eight boards.

The winner of the DePaul-Florida semifinal faces either Purdue or South Dakota State in the championship game on Nov. 21. Purdue hosts South Dakota State in that semifinal on Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET.

DePaul’s Bruno Notches Win No. 500

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A month of milestones continued for DePaul women’s basketball coach Doug Bruno on Monday night as the Blue Demons knocked off Missouri State in the second round of the Preseason WNIT. Just nine days after the McGrath Arena court was named in his honor, Bruno notched his 500th career win as the Blue Demons dispatched the Lady Bears, 82-66, to advance to the semifinals. DePaul hosts Florida on Thursday night at McGrath Arena at 7 p.m. with the winner advancing to the championship game of the 16-team tournament. The other semifinal features Purdue and South Dakota State. A complete team effort on both ends of the floor saw DePaul (2-0) total 10 blocked shots and hold the Lady Bears to a combined .328 (20-61) field goals percentage while five players reached double-figures. Sam Quigley and China Threatt led the way with 16 points each followed by Felicia Chester’s 15 and 10 points apiece from Keisha Hampton and Taylor Pikes . Pikes also added a game-high 11 rebounds to record her first double-double and Threatt dished out seven assists as the Blue Demons combined to shoot an impressive .531 (34-64) from the field. A three-pointer from Quigley pushed DePaul’s advantage into double-figures with eight minutes left in the first half before Missouri State nearly erased the deficit and closed to within three points at 35-32. That would be as close as the Lady Bears would get as DePaul answered with an 11-3 run to end the first period and take a 46-35 advantage at halftime. Missouri State (1-1) moved to within seven points early in the second half, but DePaul was able to maintain a comfortable margin over the remainder of the second half. Pikes added four assists and two blocked shots to her double-double while Hampton recorded four rejections along with three assists. Casey Garrison led Missouri State with 20 points and six rebounds and Tia Mays added 14 points and eight boards.

The winner of the DePaul-Florida semifinal faces either Purdue or South Dakota State in the championship game on Nov. 21. Purdue hosts South Dakota State in that semifinal on Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET.






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