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Late 3 denies coach 900th career victory

– Brittany Hrynko’s three-pointer with 10.2 seconds left lifted DePaul to a 60-57 win over Rutgers, denying C. Vivian Stringer her 900th career victory Tuesday night.

Stringer was trying to become the fourth women’s coach to reach the 900-win plateau, joining Pat Summitt, Jody Conradt and Sylvia Hatchell. Stringer’s next shot will come Saturday at home against Connecticut.

Hrynko hit a three from the top of the key to give the Blue Demons the lead. Rutgers had a last chance, but Syessence Davis fell short.

Katherine Harry scored a game-high 16 points for the Blue Demons (18-7, 7-4 Big East).

Erica Wheeler and Rachel Hollivay each had 12 points for the Scarlett Knights (14-9, 5-5) .

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