13-4, 1-2 Conf
11-4, 1-2 Conf

Williams, Naughton help DePaul rally for Big East win

PITTSBURGH -- Natasha Williams scored 27 points, Deirdre Naughton added 24 and DePaul rallied from a nine-point second-half deficit to hand Pittsburgh (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) its second consecutive loss, 69-62 on Saturday.

Shavonte Zellous had 26 points, six rebounds and five assists, but no other Pitt player scored in double figures as the Panthers shot 34.5 percent (20-of-58). The Panthers were coming off a 77-69 loss at Providence on Wednesday.

Pitt (11-4, 1-2 in Big East) led 43-34 with 18:44 remaining, but then went scoreless for nearly 6 1/2 minutes.

Naughton's 3-pointer put DePaul (13-4, 1-2) ahead for good at 53-52 with 5:53 remaining. Naughton later hit another 3 and scored off Felicia Chester's steal on consecutive possessions to make it 60-54 with 4:04 to go.

The Blue Demons closed it out by outscoring Pitt 7-2 over the last 3:21.

DePaul won for the first time in three Big East games, but its two losses were to Louisville and Notre Dame.