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BASELINE: Held leads DePaul to third consecutive BIG EAST Tournament title

CHICAGO — For the third straight year, DePaul topped Marquette in the BIG EAST Tournament Championship as the Blue Demons defeated the Golden Eagles 88-74 Monday night.

A combination of 27 MU turnovers, DePaul’s press and three Blue Demons scoring in double figures resulted in DPU’s 3-peat. This is the longest streak of league tournament titles since University of Connecticut’s run from 2008-12. Here’s a breakdown of the loss:

Game MVP

For the first time in her career, DePaul’s Lexi Held won BIG EAST Tournament Most Outstanding Player.

“She deserves it,” senior forward and 2019 BIG EAST Tournament Most Outstanding Player Chante Stonewall said.