DePaul Wins, No Place Like Home

ROSEMONT, IL - DSePaul has scored 90 plus points in 48 games over the past 10 seasons. On Tuesday night it became 49 games.

Brittany Hrynko scored a game-high 19 points and No. 18/20 DePaul had six players in double-figures as the Blue Demons beat Bradley 101-77 at Allstate Arena.

"Four games in five days is tricky for collegiate athletes," said DePaul coach Doug Bruno. "The game was played [at Allstate Arena] by design to get some semblance of a road experience."

DePaul (3-1) has won its four games by an average of 20.5 points.

The two teams played for the second straight year after a 22 year break. DePaul won last year's matchup 91-67.

Bradley (0-2) has one senior this year and it has the fewest upperclassmen of any team in the Missouri Valley Conference. Their youth was not evident early on as the Braves led 21-12 at the 10 minute mark of the first half.

But the key at that point which became more evident as the game wore on was all of DePaul's points which came off of turnovers. The Blue Demons were shooting 5 of 23 at that point.

Megan Rogowski hit back-to-back three pointers, Hrynko's twisting layup, a block by Megan Podkowa (11 points and 10 boards) which led to a fast break layup by Hrynko, and a layup by Chanise Jenkins finished a 16-0 run.

"I was just taking my time tonight," said Hrynko. "I was taking a good shot and hitting my teammates when they were open."

Jenkins left the game at 15:10 of the second half with a right ankle injury. X-rays were negative. She did not return. She finished with 16 points and a game-high six assists in 23 minutes.

DePaul scored 54 points in the paint and 48 points off of turnovers. Bradley's 39 turnovers tied for the most turnovers by a DePaul opponent, sharing the record set last Sunday by New Mexico. DePaul has forced 125 turnovers in their four games.

The Braves played a school record 12 games decided by five points or less last year. DePaul had it's biggest lead of 35 points with 6:19 left to play.

Rogowski finished with 16 points, Jessica January scored 10 points, and Ashton Millender added 10 points for DePaul.

Fantasia Vine led Bradley with 13 points.

DePaul returns to it's true home, McGrath-Phillips Arena, this Saturday to play South Dakota State.


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