Anna Martin scored 20 points, and Sam Quigley added 15 to help No. 10 DePaul to a 64-56 win over No. 21 Marquette on Saturday night in Chicago.
Trailing by three at halftime, DePaul (23-3, 10-1 Big East) scored the first 13 points of the second half to take command.
Quigley made five 3-pointers to the delight of the sellout crowd of 3,958 at McGrath Arena. Felicia Chester added 11 points.
“We didn’t play our best basketball in the first half, and weaker people would have succumbed and let the adversity get to us,” DePaul coach Doug Bruno said. “But I’m coaching a lot of strong-willed people, and I was very impressed with the resolve they came out with to start the second half.”
Jasmine Collins scored 15 points for the Golden Eagles (19-5, 7-4) while Tatiyiana McMorris and Angel Robinson each had 11.
Marquette led 29-26 after an intense, fast-paced opening half that saw four ties and 10 lead changes.
DePaul then took over. Chester started the run with a three-point play and Quigley hit two 3-pointers. Martin then added a layup, and Chester a hook shot that made it 39-29.
Robinson finally halted the spurt with a 3-pointer, but that didn’t slow down the Blue Demons.
They extended their lead to 19 with 7:51 left on Martin’s 3-pointer. The advantage didn’t dip to single digits until the final 25 seconds.
The win ended Marquette’s four-game winning streak. DePaul hosts Rutgers on Tuesday while Marquette visits Seton Hall on Wednesday.
At No. 1 Baylor 96, Texas 68: Brittney Griner scored 29 points and had 12 rebounds, and the Bears (23-1, 10-0 Big 12) beat the Longhorns (16-8, 5-5) for their 20th straight victory.
At No. 6 Texas A&M 81, Kansas 58: Danielle Adams scored 26 of her school-record 40 points in the first half, and the Aggies coasted past the Jayhawks. Adams made 10 of her first 14 shots, helping Texas A&M (21-2, 9-1 Big 12) build a 19-point halftime lead over Kansas (16-9, 3-8), which had a season-high 31 turnovers.
Concordia 80, Evergreen State 48: The Cavaliers (20-8, 12-4 Cascade Collegiate Conference) had all five starters score in double figures in the easy win over the Geoducks (5-18, 3-13).
Freshman Danielle Swain, out of Black Hills High, led Evergreen with 19 points.
Concordia, which led 42-33 at halftime, got 14 points and 10 rebounds from Danielle Clauson.