Conference play began for two more teams on Tuesday night as DePaul won at Pittsburgh 67-51.
Senior guard Sam Quigley led DePaul (9-1, 1-0 BIG EAST) with 17 points and a season-high nine assists and became the 24th Blue Demon to score 1,000 career points. Junior forward Keisha Hampton scored 15 points and needs 18 more points to become No. 25.
“Sam Quigley was sick, and we didn’t know if she’d play tonight,” said DePaul head coach Doug Bruno. “She came out and played great tonight. She is just a special captain and a very special young woman. I’m so proud to be her coach.”
DePaul led by as much as 13 points in the first half and went into their halftime with a 32-23 advantage. Hampton had 12 points in the first 20 minutes and Quigley had five assists.
On Monday DePaul moved into the Associated Press top-25 poll at No. 24.
The Panthers (4-4, 0-1 BIG EAST) were paced by senior Jania Sims’ 15 points. Freshman Asia Loganhad her second double-figure contest in as many games, tallying 12 points off the bench.
No. 11/12 Georgetown (7-2) lost an 81-72 decision in overtime at Miami (Fla.). A 3-pointer by sophomore Sugar Rodgers with 21 seconds remaining tied the score at 68 in regulation. Rodgers used a shot fake off of an inbounds play and sank a trey in the corner. A stop on the other end forced Georgetown’s first overtime game of the year.
Georgetown matched the Canes early, but a three and an intentional foul call late in overtime gave Miami a five-point lead midway through the extra period and the Hoyas couldn’t recover.
The squads went into the break tied at 30.
Rodgers led the Hoyas with 22 points, while sophomore Rubylee Wright added 13. GU outrebounded Miami 55-33, but committed 23 turnovers to the Cane’s 14. The Blue & Gray shot 38.4 percent for the game and had a 22-14 deficit in fouls including Miami’s 9-3 advantage at the end of regulation.
Material from interviews, the Associated Press wire service as well as league and team sources was used in this report.