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

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.