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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

In advance of the DePaul/UConn game: DePaul's 'perfectionist' eyes UConn - Sam Quigley leads the Blue Demons against nation's top team

Heading into the season, DePaul wasn't thought of as Quigley's team. She was more of the complementary piece to star player Deirdre Naughton, who received all the preseason accolades. With the backcourt of Quigley and Naughton, a few other returnees, and a talented freshman class, the Blue Demons were ranked in the Top 25 and picked to be among the Big East's elite teams.

That changed, though, when Naughton tore her ACL in the team's fifth game and was lost for the rest of the season. The Blue Demons needed someone to replace her ability to get a triple-double on any given night.

DePaul coach Doug Bruno never had to tell Quigley that she needed to step up. Both just knew it.