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  • Keisha Hampton

    Keisha Hampton drafted No. 22 by Seattle Storm

    DePaul Blue Demon alumni in the WNBA are few and far between. Right now, though, you can add one to the list. Keisha Hampton, who missed half of her senior season due to a knee injury, was drafted by the Seattle Storm with the 22nd pick in the WNBA draft.

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    Women's basketball recovered, ready for 2012-13

    After three weeks off, the DePaul women’s basketball team is back at it again. Fresh off of their 10th consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament, culminating with a tough loss to elite Tennessee, the Blue Demons have begun to get ready for next season.

  • Anna Martin women's basketball NCAA Tournament Tennessee

    Women's basketball eliminated from NCAA Tournament by Tennessee

    As the tears flowed and the words became harder to come by, the finality of the season started to set in. The "Magnificent Seven" and their run through the 2011-12 season had come to an end: the seventh-seeded DePaul women's basketball team lost to the second-seed Tennessee Lady Volunteers 63-48 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Monday night at Allstate Arena.

  • Anna Martin, Brittany Hrynko, Jasmine Penny NCAA tournament vs BYU

    Women's basketball survives late scare, advances to next round of NCAA tournament

    DePaul took Brigham Young's best punches and stood tall in the end. The Blue Demons survived a late scare from BYU to defeat the Cougars 59-55 in the first round of the NCAA Women's Tournament Saturday evening at Allstate Arena.

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    Blue Demons get proper send off to NCAA tournament

    DePaul’s women’s basketball team is going to the NCAA tournament this season for the 10th consecutive time, and received a "sending off" ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Sullivan Athletic Center.

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    Women's basketball selected to 10th-consecutive NCAA tournament

    Selection Monday arrived and delivered the DePaul women's basketball team something they have received for the past 10 years: the team was selected to their 10th-consecutive NCAA tournament Monday evening. As the seven-seed, they will play the 10th-seed Brigham Young Cougars Saturday at 5:30 p.m. central time at Allstate Arena.

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    Women’s basketball awaits tournament fate

    It's almost that time of year again for the DePaul women's basketball team — March Madness is back.

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    Photos: Women's basketball 2011-2012 season

    We've rounded up the best DePaulia photos of the women's basketball season taken by our photographers and put them together for this slideshow.

  • Brittany Hrynko women's basketball vs Notre Dame

    No. 23 women eliminated from Big East tournament by No. 3 Notre Dame

    It's deja vu for Women's head coach Doug Bruno and his team. For the second-consecutive season, the DePaul Blue Demons were eliminated in the Big East tournament by Notre Dame, losing 69-54 in the quarterfinals on Sunday afternoon at the XL Center.

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    Martin breaks record, leads women's basketball past USF in Big East tournament

    Doug Bruno is never a man to hold stories or analogies back. On Saturday afternoon after DePaul's 76-62 Big East tournament second round victory over South Florida, the Blue Demons head coach had a couple more to share. This time, it was about Anna Martin. The junior, who set a DePaul record for most points in a Big East tournament game with 33, also added seven rebounds and six assists.

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    No. 8 seed women's basketball set to start Big East tournament

    The 2012 Big East Women's Basketball Championship is underway at the XL Center in Hartford and the DePaul Blue Demons are looking to slay multiple giants on the way to a possible Big East championship.

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    No. 23 women's basketball approaches Big East tournament with 7 players

    Before heading to Hartford, Conn. for the Big East Championship tournament, the No. 23 ranked DePaul Blue Demons prepared with one final practice. Like many of their practices of late, this one has a different feel to it. As a five-on-five drill took place, there were not 10 women on the court. Instead, five players from the women's team and five from the men's team practice squad played against each other. This wasn't a battle of the sexes. It's what Head Coach Doug Bruno has had to do to fill the void of injured players that has plagued the women's basketball team.

  • Anna Martin women's basketball vs Cincinnati

    Martin's career-high 36 points leads No. 21/18 women past Cincinnati

    It may have been Senior Night, but junior forward Anna Martin's career-high 36 points lead the No. 21/18 DePaul Blue Demons past the Cincinnati Bearcats 73-51 at McGrath-Phillips Arena on Monday night.

  • Deanna Ortiz

    Ortiz eyes spot on Puerto Rican Olympic team

    As a senior, Deanna Ortiz entered this season with the mindset that this would be her last opportunity to play basketball at a high level. Much to her surprise, Ortiz will now have a chance to continue playing basketball after her collegiate career after receiving an invite to try out for the Puerto Rican Women's National Basketball team in April.

  • Katherine Harry women's basketball vs Syracuse

    Syracuse defeats No. 21/18 women's basketball 81-65

    The Syracuse women came to play Tuesday night. The Orange came into this one winless against top 25 teams, and based on their play Tuesday night they weren't going to finish that way. The Orange handed DePaul only their second home loss of the season, 81-65.

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    Resurgence, second half lift No. 22 women's basketball over Marquette 71-59

    It was resurgence that pushed DePaul past Marquette Sunday afternoon 71-59. The DePaul Women's basketball team (NR/22) were coming off a victory over Villanova and were looking to continue their roll Sunday afternoon against unranked Marquette

  • Katherine Harry vs Villanova

    Harry, Martin lead No. 22 women’s basketball in 79-73 win over Villanova

    It may have been Villanova coach Harry Perretta's 1,000th game coaching the Wildcats and Anna Martin's 21st birthday, but it was Katherine Harry's game that stole the show for the No. 22 Blue Demons as they capped off a 79-73 Big East win at McGrath-Phillips Arena Wednesday night.

  • Jasmine Penny women's basketball vs Notre Dame

    No. 2 Notre Dame cruises, beats women's basketball 90-70

    DePaul coach Doug Bruno doesn't expect anyone to feel sorry for his team which has been plagued by injuries all season and is down to seven healthy players. On Sunday, DePaul fell 90-70 to No. 2 Notre Dame, giving up 56 points in the first half.

  • Anna Martin women's basketball vs Louisville

    No. 23 women's basketball tops No. 14/12 Louisville 86-61

    Prior to the No. 23 Blue Demons' 86-61 victory over the No. 14/12 ranked Louisville Cardinals (17-5, 6-3 Big East) on Tuesday night at McGrath-Phillps Arena, Head Coach Doug Bruno told his team in practice that this wasn't "Camp Kumbaya."

  • Anna Martin women's basketball vs Rutgers

    Martin leads short-handed, resilient bench through rest of Big East play

    The DePaul Blue Demons women's basketball team seems to have hit a rough patch in their 2011-12 season, sustaining the loss of four key players and three back to back games. However, with the help of strong team leaders like junior guard Anna Martin and junior forward Katherine Harry, this team plans to fight back and win their campaign to the NCAA tournament.

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    No. 11 Rutgers rallies, beats No. 23 women's basketball 65-64

    A 16-point comeback in the final 10 minutes saw No. 11 Rutgers, led by Khadijah Rushdan, defeat No. 23 DePaul women's basketball Wednesday night in New Jersey.

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    No. 21/19 women's basketball struggle on offense, fall to No. 3 UConn

    On Saturday night, a sold-out McGrath-Phillips Arena saw a couple streaks come to a screeching halt as the No. 21/19 DePaul Blue Demons lost to the No. 3 UConn Huskies 88-44.

  • Women's basketball vs Pitt

    No. 21/19 women's basketball beats Pitt 86-83

    Home cooking, as well as a week off since their last game, proved to be the remedy the DePaul women's basketball team needed as the Blue Demons downed the Pittsburgh Panthers 86-83 on Saturday night in McGrath-Phillips Arena.

  • Keisha Hampton

    Women's basketball reaches a crossroad

    "At the crossroads" is how DePaul women's basketball coach Doug Bruno describes the state of his team. The Blue Demons, who have been plagued by injuries all season, find themselves "on crutches" moving into the middle of the Big East season.

  • Doug Bruno

    Bruno racks up 500 W's

    Upon earning his 500th win on Dec. 31, 2011, women's basketball head coach Doug Bruno sat down with the DePaulia to talk about his accomplished career coaching DePaul women's basketball.

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    No. 21/19 women defeat NIU to give Bruno 500th win

    Down by 3 at the half, the No. 21/19 DePaul women's basketball team rallied back to outscore the NIU Huskies 43-21 in the second half to give the Blue Demons a 65-46 win - and Doug Bruno's 500th win at DePaul. 

  • No. 21/19 women's basketball beats Southern Illinois 93-67, wins 10 of last 11

    A strong first half pushed the No. 21/19 DePaul women's basketball team to their fourth consecutive win and 10 wins in their last 11 games with a 93-67 victory over Southern Illinois on Thursday night at McGrath-Phillips Arena.

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    Hrynko leads No. 23 women's basketball past Arizona State 73-55

    Freshman Brittany Hrynko scored a career-high 25 points as No. 23 DePaul beat Arizona State 73-55 on Friday night.

  • Keisha Hampton

    No. 23 women's basketball beats Princeton 78-67

    Entering his team's game at Princeton, DePaul coach Doug Bruno was less concerned about coming off a 23-point loss to Tennessee as with finishing an exhausting stretch of games on a high note.

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    No. 20 women's basketball can't overcome No. 7 Tennessee

    Coach Doug Bruno had little time to prepare for his game against No. 7 Tennessee as the Blue Demons have had a brutal schedule over the last few weeks, playing three games in the last five days — including one Friday night. But, Bruno refused to use that as an excuse after the 20th-ranked Blue Demons' 84-61 loss to the Lady Vols on Sunday in the Maggie Dixon Classic.

  • Anna Martin women's basketball vs St. Xavier

    No. 20/21 women's basketball overcomes slow start to beat SIUE 75-65

    The No. 20/21 women's basketball team overcame a sluggish start to their game against SIU-Edwardsville Friday night to down the Cougars 75-65 at McGrath-Phillips Arena.

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    No. 22 women's basketball opens Big East play with 69-52 win

    Keisha Hampton scored 21 points, while Anna Martin and Jasmine Penny added 13 apiece to lead No. 22 DePaul to its fifth straight win, 69-52 over St. John's on Wednesday.

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    Women's basketball set to open up Big East play against St. John's

    The women's basketball team's most recent game, a 70-65 win over cross-town rival Loyola Chicago, was a bit of an anomaly. Eking out a mere five point victory, DePaul's play was marred by a surprisingly poor shooting performance, yet was bailed out by their signature pressure defense and capitalizing on the opposition's turnovers.

  • Keisha Hampton

    Women's basketball improves to 5-1 with win over Northwestern

    The DePaul Women's Basketball team defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 88-72 at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Sunday. The Blue Demons improved to 5-1 for the season while previously unbeaten Northwestern fell to 4-1 in front of a crowd over 1,000.

  • Keisha Hampton women's basketball vs St. Mary's

    Women's basketball wins Maggie Dixon Classic

    The No. 19/18 DePaul Blue Demons women's basketball team left no doubt as to who the top team at the Maggie Dixon Classic was as they easily ousted the Samford Bulldogs 86-57 in the championship game on Saturday evening at McGrath-Phillips Arena.

  • Anna Martin women's basketball vs St. Mary's

    No. 19/18 women's hoops opens regular season with 96-68 win over St. Mary's

    The No. 19/18 DePaul Blue Demon women's basketball team started their regular season off in style, taking care of St. Mary's 96-68 on Friday evening in the second game of the Maggie Dixon Classic at McGrath-Phillips Arena.

  • Freshman basketball players

    Stepping Up: The DePaulia's 2011-2012 basketball preview

    With the women's team looking to be a force in the Big East and the men's team looking to rebound from a rough season, the freshmen on both squads will be called upon to fill big shoes and build a lasting foundation.

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    Blue Demons look to stay a force in the Big East

    Although their season ended sooner than they would have liked in the Sweet 16, the DePaul women's basketball team put forth a special 2010-11 campaign they could hang their hat on.

  • Taylor Pikes

    Pikes battles back

    Watching your team play a Sweet 16 game without you might upset a lesser player, but it only motivated senior guard/forward, Taylor Pikes.

  • Brittany Hrynko women's basketball vs St. Xavier

    Women's basketball dominates St. Xavier 112-47

    Typically, in one-sided games, the team on top often tends to get complacent playing with a big lead. Fortunately for the DePaul women's basketball team, that wasn't the case in their 112-47 drubbing of the St. Xavier Cougars on Saturday.

  • Brittany Hrynko

    DePaul 92-59 Illinois Wesleyan: Women's basketball opens exhibition play strong

    There was something old and something new as the DePaul Blue Demons women's basketball made their exhibition debut on Tuesday night with a 92-59 victory over Division III Illinois Wesleyan at McGrath-Phillips Arena.

  • Keisha Hampton USA

    Hampton reps the US, takes game to China

    Students everywhere count down the days to summer as soon as the weather turns warm in the spring.

    Relaxation, friends and family are all focal points of twenty-somethings in need of a break. Keisha Hampton had no such break.

  • Keisha Hampton

    Keisha Hampton chosen for World University Games, plays for gold with team USA

    Students everywhere count down the days to summer as soon as the weather turns warm in the spring. Relaxation, friends, and family are all focal points for twenty-somethings in need of a break. Keisha Hampton has had no such break.

  • Maya Moore

    Editorial: Maya Moore joins His Airness

    It has been 26 years since the brand's inception, but Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand may have finally appointed Her Airness—Maya Moore.

  • Felicia Chester vs Notre Dame 2

    Chester achieves her ‘Dream’

    For Felicia Chester, the 2011 WNBA Draft was about tempered expectations. "On draft day I was just telling myself, ‘Don't get your hopes up.'" Chester was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx at no. 14 overall, the second pick of round two. She became the highest-drafted DePaul player ever, and the seventh Blue Demon to be selected in the WNBA draft.

  • Felicia Chester vs Notre Dame

    Felicia Chester picked 14th in WNBA Draft

    Felicia Chester was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx at no. 14 overall, with the second pick of round two in the 2011 WNBA Draft. She is the highest-drafted DePaul player ever, and the seventh Blue Demon to be selected in the WNBA draft.

  • Deirdre Naughton Felicia Chester vs Notre Dame

    WNBA draft means job opportunity for seniors

    On the second floor of the Sullivan Athletic Center, down the blue and red splashed hallway that heads to the women's basketball offices, six photos the size of movie posters hang on the wall. Each one is an in-game snapshot of a former student-athlete playing in the WNBA. To make it on the wall, they had to have played at least one year in the league. But come back next year, and there's a chance more could be added. Will Sam Quigley, Deirdre Naughton and Felicia Chester get drafted in the 2011 WNBA Draft on Monday, April 11, at 2 p.m. CST?