Denied. DePaul Blue Demons avoid having Tara VanDerveer celebrate a milestone in their house
The DePaul Blue Demons did not let Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer get her 800th career victory in their house Thursday night. DePaul beat the Pac-10 powerhouse 93-71 in Chicago.
The No. 3 AP Poll-ranked Cardinal came into McGrath Arena with an undefeated record and the No. 2 position in the USA TODAY/ESPN coachâ€™s poll.
No. 25 DePaul (13-1) on the other hand, had a nine game winning streakÂ but had suffered a loss early in the season against Purdue. However, the divide in ranking did not deter the Blue Demons from handily defeating Stanford (6-1).
The Blue Demons led at halftime, 37-35, and never looked back after the break pulling away to finish with a 22 point lead. Junior Keisha Hampton had a game-high 27 points for DePaul and senior Felicia Chester added 24 points and seven rebounds.
For the Cardinal, senior Jeanette Pohlen had 23 points.
Thursday nightâ€™s game was the second meeting between the two teams. Stanford and DePaul met for the first time last year. The Cardinal defeated the Blue Demons, 96-60, on December 13, 2009 at Maples Pavilion.
DePaulâ€™s next game is Tuesday, December 21 at Arizona State. Stanford is back in action on Sunday against Tennessee in a televised matchup on ESPN2.