Postgame Notes -No. 8 seed DePaul vs. No. 1 seed Notre Dame
Game 10 – Quarterfinals, March 4, 2012
XL Center – Hartford, Conn.
Notre Dame advances to the semifinals for the third straight year.
DPU did not attempt a free throw for the first time since Feb. 27, 2008.
Fifth-year senior Devereaux Peters had 16 points and 12 rebounds for her 10th double-double of the year. Peters also shot an impressive 8-of-14 from the field (571). It was the 21st double-double of her career. She also tied her career-high with six blocks.
Notre Dame won its seventh game against DePaul in its last eight tries and has narrowed the margin in the all-time series, trailing by one at 19-18.
ND has won back-to-back games at the XL Center, beginning with a 72-59 win over Connecticut last Monday.
The Fighting Irish move to 14-6 (.700) all-time as the higher seed at the BIG EAST Championship.
The Fighting Irish outscored the Blue Demons in the paint, 38-18, and 23-4 on second chance opportunities.
DePaul moves to 6-6 all-time in the BIG EAST Championship.
The Irish will face West Virginia in the semifinals. WVU handed the Irish their only league loss during the regular-season, a 65-63 win by the Mountaineers on Feb. 12 in South Bend, Ind.