DePaul digs in, tightens defense to beat Louisville

CHICAGO (AP) -- Allie Quigley had 17 points and nine rebounds,
leading DePaul (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) to a 48-44 victory over Louisville on
Wednesday night.

Khara Smith had 12 rebounds and five steals, and Jenna Rubino
added 10 points for the Blue Demons (18-2, 5-2 Big East).

Jazz Covington scored 14 points to lead Louisville (13-5, 4-3),
which lost for the third time in five games. Yuliya Tokova added
nine points and seven rebounds.

With the game tied 11-all, DePaul went on a 15-0 run to take the
lead for good. Rubino had five points in the run, with Quigley
capping it with two free throws. Louisville attempted to come back
in the second half, using an 11-0 run to cut its deficit to 39-35.

Louisville had 24 turnovers, tying a season-high, and also had a
season-low scoring total.

In the first half, DePaul's aggressive defense forced 17
turnovers while holding Louisville to 25-0percent shooting,
including 1-of-9 from 3-point range.