DePaul women beat No. 24 Seton Hall for Big East title

Megan Podkowa scored 19 points and DePaul beat No. 24 Seton Hall 78-68 on Tuesday night for its second consecutive Big East tournament title and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Chanise Jenkins added 16 points and Centrese McGee had a season-high 14 points for the second-seeded Blue Demons (26-7), who lost twice to the Pirates during the regular season.

Ka-Deidre Simmons had 23 points, Tiffany Jones had 14 and Daisha Simmons added 12 for top-seeded Seton Hall (28-5), which fell to 0-4 in Big East championship games.

Big East Player of the Year Brittany Hrynko added 12 points and nine assists for the Blue Demons (26-7), who have won seven straight. Podkowa was named the tournament's most outstanding player.

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