The Marquette Golden Eagles (26-7) watched a 13-point third quarter lead slip away, falling to the DePaul Blue Demons 74-73 in the women’s Big East Championship game on Tuesday night in Chicago.

Chante Stonewall poured in 28 points, including the three-point play with 5.4 seconds left to win it for DePaul.  It was the only time that DePaul led in the final three-quarters of the game.

Natisha Hiedeman led the Golden Eagles with 18 points.

DePaul secures the automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.  Marquette will settle for an at-large bid when the pairings are announced on Monday.

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