Photo gallery: Blue Demons semifinal win sets up championship game rematch with Marquette

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Photo gallery: Blue Demons semifinal win sets up championship game rematch with Marquette

DePaul’s Chante Stonewall, Mart’e Grays and Ashton Millender celebrate a play Monday night at Wintrust Arena. The Blue Demons advanced to the Big East Tournament championship game with an 80-69 victory over Creighton and will face Marquette for the third straight season. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

DePaul’s Chante Stonewall, Mart’e Grays and Ashton Millender celebrate a play Monday night at Wintrust Arena. The Blue Demons advanced to the Big East Tournament championship game with an 80-69 victory over Creighton and will face Marquette for the third straight season. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

DePaul’s Chante Stonewall, Mart’e Grays and Ashton Millender celebrate a play Monday night at Wintrust Arena. The Blue Demons advanced to the Big East Tournament championship game with an 80-69 victory over Creighton and will face Marquette for the third straight season. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

DePaul’s Chante Stonewall, Mart’e Grays and Ashton Millender celebrate a play Monday night at Wintrust Arena. The Blue Demons advanced to the Big East Tournament championship game with an 80-69 victory over Creighton and will face Marquette for the third straight season. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

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After DePaul and Creighton split their two regular season meetings, the Blue Demons pulled away in the fourth quarter for an 80-69 victory over the Bluejays to reach the Big East Tournament championship game where they will face Marquette for the third straight season.

The Blue Demons were led by senior forward Mart’e Grays who finished with 20 points and five rebounds. After Creighton opened with four straight points to take a 58-55 lead early in the fourth quarter, DePaul responded with an 8-0 with four of those points to coming from junior forward Chante Stonewall, as the defending Big East Tournament champions never trailed the rest of the way.

Relive DePaul’s semifinal win through the lens of DePaulia photographer Alexa Sandler.

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  • DePaul senior guard Tanita Allen drives to the basket Monday night at Wintrust Arena. Allen finished with seven points in eight minutes of action. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

  • DePaul head coach Doug Bruno talks with Creighton head coach Jim Flanery Monday night at Wintrust Arena as the Blue Demons and Bluejays met for third time with Big East Championship title-game spot on the line. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

  • Freshman guard Lexi Held drives to the basket against Creighton guard Tatum Rembao late in DePaul’s victory over Creighton Monday night. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

  • Freshman guard Sonya Morris celebrates an and-one during the third quarter of DePaul’s victory over Creighton on Monday night at Wintrust Arena. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

  • DePaul forward Chante Stonewall pushes towards the basket Monday night at Wintrust Arena. Stonewall finished with 12 points and four rebounds. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

  • DePaul freshman Maya Stovall drives to the basket against Creighton guard Tatum Rembao Monday night at Wintrust Arena. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

  • DePaul freshman forward Dege Jean (left) and sophomore guard Jolene Daninger (right) cheer on their teammates Monday night at Wintrust Arena. The Blue Demons advanced to the Big East Tournament championship game with an 80-69 victory over Creighton. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

  • DePaul junior forward Chante Stonewall waits to attempt a shot with Creighton forward Jaylyn Agnew rising for a block. Stonewall led the Blue Demons with 12 points and four rebounds. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

  • DePaul’s Chante Stonewall, Mart’e Grays and Ashton Millender celebrate a play Monday night at Wintrust Arena. The Blue Demons advanced to the Big East Tournament championship game with an 80-69 victory over Creighton and will face Marquette for the third straight season. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

  • Big East conference logo displayed in place of the DePaul Athletics logo underneath the jumbotron for the Big East Championship at Wintrust Arena. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

  • DePaul sophomore guard Dee Bekelja winds her way into the lane with two Creighton defenders Temi Carda and Olivia Elger challenging Monday night at Wintrust Arena. Bekelja finished with four points in 18 minutes. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

  • DePaul head coach Doug Bruno talks with a referee during DePaul’s Big East Tournament semifinal game against Creighton Monday night at Wintrust Arena. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

  • DePaul and Creighton players warm up with just under 20 minutes until gametime Monday night at Wintrust Arena. The Blue Demons won the game 80-69. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

  • DePaul junior guard Kelly Campbell fights through contact from a Creighton defender. Campbell finished with five points, eight rebound and four assists in DePaul’s win over the Bluejays. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

  • Dee Bekelja and Chante Stonewall help up their teammate Mart’e Grays Monday at Wintrust Arena. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

  • A rack of basketballs sits on the sideline for DePaul’s game against Creighton Monday night at Wintrust Arena. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

  • DePaul freshman Maya Stovall attempts a free throw during Monday night’s game at Wintrust Arena in front of a reported attendance of 1,853 fans. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

  • DePaul junior forward Chante Stonewall defends an inbounds pass during the Blue Demons Big East Championship semifinal game against Wintrust Arena. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

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