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DePaul upsets Duke 74-65

  • Duke's Tricia Liston dribbles up the court against Winthrop during their  first-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Saturday, March 22, 2014. Duke won 87-45.  (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

    Duke's Tricia Liston dribbles up the court against Winthrop during their first-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Saturday, March 22, 2014. Duke won 87-45. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

  • DePaul head women's basketball coach Doug Bruno watches his team pull further ahead during the second half of Duke's 74-65 loss in their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

    DePaul head women's basketball coach Doug Bruno watches his team pull further ahead during the second half of Duke's 74-65 loss in their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

  • DePaul head women's basketball coach Doug Bruno watches his team pull further ahead during the second half of Duke's 74-65 loss in their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

    DePaul head women's basketball coach Doug Bruno watches his team pull further ahead during the second half of Duke's 74-65 loss in their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

  • Duke's Ka'lia Johnson (14) looks to pass between DePaul's Jessica January, left, and Centrese McGee, right, during the first half of their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

    Duke's Ka'lia Johnson (14) looks to pass between DePaul's Jessica January, left, and Centrese McGee, right, during the first half of their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

  • Duke's Ka'lia Johnson (14) looks to pass between DePaul's Jessica January, left, and Centrese McGee, right, during the first half of their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

    Duke's Ka'lia Johnson (14) looks to pass between DePaul's Jessica January, left, and Centrese McGee, right, during the first half of their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

  • DePaul's Megan Rogowski, left, blocks a shot by Duke's Tricia Liston (32) near DePaul's Brandi Harvey-Carr, right, during the first half of their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

    DePaul's Megan Rogowski, left, blocks a shot by Duke's Tricia Liston (32) near DePaul's Brandi Harvey-Carr, right, during the first half of their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

  • DePaul's Megan Rogowski, left, blocks a shot by Duke's Tricia Liston (32) near DePaul's Brandi Harvey-Carr, right, during the first half of their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

    DePaul's Megan Rogowski, left, blocks a shot by Duke's Tricia Liston (32) near DePaul's Brandi Harvey-Carr, right, during the first half of their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

  • Duke's Tricia Liston dribbles past Winthrop's Samiya Wright (24)  during their first-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Saturday, March 22, 2014. Duke won 87-45.  (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

    Duke's Tricia Liston dribbles past Winthrop's Samiya Wright (24) during their first-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Saturday, March 22, 2014. Duke won 87-45. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

  • DePaul's Brittany Hrynko (12) dribbles past Duke's Ka'Lia Johnson during the second half of Duke's 74-65 loss in their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

    DePaul's Brittany Hrynko (12) dribbles past Duke's Ka'Lia Johnson during the second half of Duke's 74-65 loss in their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

  • DePaul's Brittany Hrynko (12) dribbles past Duke's Ka'Lia Johnson during the second half of Duke's 74-65 loss in their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

    DePaul's Brittany Hrynko (12) dribbles past Duke's Ka'Lia Johnson during the second half of Duke's 74-65 loss in their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

  • Duke's Tricia Liston dribbles up the court against Winthrop during their  first-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Saturday, March 22, 2014. Duke won 87-45.  (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)
  • DePaul head women's basketball coach Doug Bruno watches his team pull further ahead during the second half of Duke's 74-65 loss in their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)
  • DePaul head women's basketball coach Doug Bruno watches his team pull further ahead during the second half of Duke's 74-65 loss in their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)
  • Duke's Ka'lia Johnson (14) looks to pass between DePaul's Jessica January, left, and Centrese McGee, right, during the first half of their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)
  • Duke's Ka'lia Johnson (14) looks to pass between DePaul's Jessica January, left, and Centrese McGee, right, during the first half of their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)
  • DePaul's Megan Rogowski, left, blocks a shot by Duke's Tricia Liston (32) near DePaul's Brandi Harvey-Carr, right, during the first half of their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)
  • DePaul's Megan Rogowski, left, blocks a shot by Duke's Tricia Liston (32) near DePaul's Brandi Harvey-Carr, right, during the first half of their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)
  • Duke's Tricia Liston dribbles past Winthrop's Samiya Wright (24)  during their first-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Saturday, March 22, 2014. Duke won 87-45.  (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)
  • DePaul's Brittany Hrynko (12) dribbles past Duke's Ka'Lia Johnson during the second half of Duke's 74-65 loss in their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)
  • DePaul's Brittany Hrynko (12) dribbles past Duke's Ka'Lia Johnson during the second half of Duke's 74-65 loss in their second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

DePaul kept taking the ball from Duke with its intense press, and answering seemingly every big Blue Devils bucket with a 3-pointer.

That energy and efficiency sent the Blue Demons into the second weekend of the NCAA women’s tournament in Durham, N.C.

DePaul upset Duke 74-65 on Monday night in the second round after hitting a season-high 14 3-pointers.

Seven of them came immediately after baskets by the Blue Devils.

“We have the greenish green light,” guard Brittany Hrynko said. “He doesn’t mind us taking 3s. He said as long as we take them, we have to defend and rebound.’”

Megan Rogowski scored 22 points with six 3s, Megan Podkowa added 18 points and Hrynko had 14 for the seventh-seeded Blue Demons (29-6).

“It has to absolutely be the biggest win for this group of young women this season,” coach Doug Bruno said of a team that has won 18 of 19.

They earned their third appearance in the round of 16 by hitting those 3s and forcing second-seeded but injury-depleted Duke into 21 turnovers with their high-pressure defense.

DePaul will play the James Madison-Texas A&M winner on Saturday in the Lincoln Regional semifinals.

Elizabeth Williams scored 12 points and blocked seven shots. Seniors Haley Peters and Tricia Liston each added 11 in their final game at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Duke (28-7) led for only 12 seconds and became the first top-four seed to lose in the tournament.

The Blue Devils — who made four straight appearances in the regional finals — became the first No. 2 seed to lose this early since Xavier lost to Louisville in 2011.

“They were on top of our ball handlers, and we didn’t handle it very well,” Peters said. “We just got a little bit rattled, I think, by how aggressive and how much pressure they put on us.”

Jasmine Penny added 11 points for DePaul. The Big East champs were coming off a 104-100 win over Oklahoma in the first round, the highest-scoring regulation game in tournament history.

They joined Connecticut, Notre Dame and North Carolina as teams to come into Cameron this year and beat the Blue Devils.

They won this one with defense, using relentless pressure to suffocate a Blue Devils team with no healthy point guards after season-ending knee injuries to senior Chelsea Gray and sophomore Alexis Jones.

“It takes a lot of energy and effort for those players to commit themselves to defend over 94 feet,” Bruno said. “They had the strength inside, and we had the strength with our quickness, and that’s what a pressure package is all about.”

Ka’lia Johnson scored 11 points and Oderah Chidom added 10 for Duke, which lost an NCAA tournament game at Cameron for the first time since 1996 and was denied its 17th regional semifinal berth in 18 years.

NOTRE DAME REGIONAL

Notre Dame 84, Arizona St. 67 — Natalie Achonwa had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and top-seeded Notre Dame pulled away in the second half for a victory over ninth-seeded Arizona State in Toldeo, Ohio.

The unbeaten Fighting Irish (34-0) have won their last 15 games by double digits, although the Sun Devils (23-10) kept this one close during a sloppy first half. Deja Mann scored 16 points for Arizona State.

Notre Dame led 32-26 at halftime before scoring the first six points of the second. Led by the 6-foot-3 Achonwa, the Irish outscored Arizona State 46-34 in the paint.

Kayla McBride had 22 points and nine assists for Notre Dame, which advanced to the Sweet 16 for the 12th time in the last 18 years.

Kentucky 64, Syracuse 59 — Bria Goss scored 17 points and third-seeded Kentucky held off No. 6 seed Syracuse in Lexington, Ky.

Goss went 11 of 12 from the foul line as the Wildcats (26-8) ground out a victory two days after beating Wright State by 46 points. Syracuse’s physical play and its 2-3 zone defense had a lot to do with disrupting Kentucky’s rhythm and scoring opportunities in a 36-percent shooting performance.

The Wildcats offset those struggles with scrappy defense that forced the Orange into 23 turnovers and held them to 33 percent shooting, culminating with a victory that earned Kentucky a berth in the round of 16 of the Notre Dame Regional.

Syracuse couldn’t follow up its first-ever NCAA tournament win, struggling to score after losing star guard Brittney Sykes to a right knee injury on Saturday. Brianna Butler had 15 points for the Orange.

STANFORD REGIONAL

Stanford 63, Fla. St. 44 — Chiney Ogwumike had 19 points and nine rebounds, and Stanford broke open the game with a 30-2 run spanning the halves in a victory over Florida State in the second round of the NCAA women’s tournament in Ames, Iowa.

The second-seeded Cardinal (31-3) won two games in Ames to advance to the regional they’ll host at Maples Pavilion starting Saturday. They’re in the Sweet 16 for the seventh year in a row.

The 10th-seeded Seminoles (21-12) struggled to score in both of their two tournament games, following a 55-44 win over Iowa State with another dud.

Lili Thompson added 14 points and Bonnie Samuelson had 11 with three 3-pointers. The Cardinal had 17 assists on 22 field goals.

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