Full Recap and Stats
Player Of The Game: Simple choice here. Angela Rodriguez set a career-high with 30 points. She was hitting from all over the court, finishing 12-23 from the floor, including 6-12 on 3's. That broke former career-bests of 25 points (vs. Bradley 12/1/10), 8 FG's (same BU game) and tied with the 6 triples.
Play of the Game: It was once again a series of plays, and it went to DePaul. After UWM had battled and battled and got it back to an 8-point deficit, the Blue Demons went on a 16-4 run that was the difference in the game. The most impressive part? They scored the 16 points in a span of just 4 and a half minutes.
Key Stats: Milwaukee continues to score. And score. And score. The team went over 80 for the 4th time in 10 games this season. For perspective, the team NEVER exceeded 80 points in a single game the ENTIRE 2011-12 campaign, topping out at a high-water mark of 79.
From DePaul's release: The Panthers used a relentless three-point barrage to hang close, sinking 14-of-33 attempts to set an opponent record for made three-point field goals at McGrath-Phillips Arena. The previous record was held by Louisville, which hit 13 from beyond the arc on January 12, 2001. The last time a DePaul opposing player went for at least 30 points was February 5, 2011 when Connecticut’s Maya Moore scored 34 points against the Blue Demons.
News and Notes: The Panthers had the rare noon start on a Tuesday to accommodate DePaul's sixth annual "ChicagoLand Field Trip Day". In a nutshell, they invite a ton of grade-schoolers to the game and they yell alot. If you want the full story, read up on the DePaul release HERE. It was unique. And it was LOUD.
Up Next: The team has its longest break in between games so far this season, a 12-day layoff before heading to Fargo for a tilt against North Dakota State Dec. 23.