CHICAGO (AP) - Megan Walker had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Crystal Dangerfield also scored 22 and No. 2 UConn held off No. 16 DePaul 84-74 on Monday night.
Olivia Nelson-Ododa added 19 points for the Huskies (9-0), who dominated in the first half and won their 17th straight over the Blue Demons (10-2), whose seven-game winning streak ended. Connecticut led 55-29 at the half before DePaul began a furious comeback.
Chante Stonewall led DePaul with 21 points. Sonya Morris had 20 points, Dee Bekelja has 12 and Lexi Held added 11 for the Blue Demons, whose other loss was to No. 4 Oregon State on Nov. 14.
Held's 3-pointer with 7:17 left trimmed UConn's lead to 70-66, but the Huskies regrouped from there.
DePaul started the third quarter with an 8-0 spurt and narrowed UConn's lead to 69-56 as the period ended on Held's 3-pointer from the left side. The Blue Demons started the fourth with a 10-1 run.
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