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    Feb. 10, 1998

    Women's Basketball Knocks Off DePaul, 72-67

    Wildcats Pick Up Non-Conference Win

    Game Stats

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Northwestern women's basketball team picked up a non-conference win with a 72-67 victory over cross-town rival DePaul Tuesday night.

    NU jumped out to an early six point lead, but it was DePaul that led at the half, 37-31. The Blue Demons shot 52 percent in the first half to just 36 percent for the Wildcats. DePaul increased the lead to 10 early in the second half but NU countered with a 15-2 run to go up by three. The two teams went back and forth before NU pulled ahead for good, 62-60, at the 3:35 mark.

    Kristina Divjak led all scorers with 23 points and added a career-high 12 rebounds. Amber DeWall added a career-best 19 points and eight assists to become just the 10th player in Big Ten history with 500 career assists. She now has 504. Megan Chawansky had 16 points and Leslie Shock eight rebounds. Mfon Udoka led DePaul with 18 points.

    Northwestern improves to 8-18 on the year, 2-11 in the Big Ten, while DePaul falls to 9-15, 4-9 in Conference USA. NU is in action again this Fri., Feb. 13, when they host the Indiana Hoosiers at 7 p.m. in Welsh-Ryan Arena.