ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) DePaul women's coach Doug Bruno sees his program as a worthy successor to the former league powerhouses Connecticut and Notre Dame.
The No. 23 Blue Demons made their case Tuesday with their first Big East tournament championship - a 65-67 victory over St. John's in the finale.
"The Big East past made the ultimate statement in women's basketball through Connecticut and, lately, Notre Dame," Bruno said. "We want to accept that torch that's being passed to us and we want to step this program up to be those kinds of programs."