Bob Child, File, Associated Press
FILE - In this March 7, 2010 file photo, DePaul head coach Doug Bruno expresses himself as his team plays West Virginia in a NCAA college basketball game in Hartford, Conn. Sitting atop the Big East conference is Bruno and his Blue Demons, who have already matched the best start in school history. On Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 they begin a difficult stretch when they host West Virginia.

Doug Bruno has a simple reason for DePaul's incredible start to the season — experience.

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The No. 12 Blue Demons have a quartet of "super" seniors. Sam Quigley, Felicia Chester and China Threatt have been at DePaul for five years. Deirdre Naughton was granted a rare sixth-year of eligibility this past season.

Quigley, Threatt and Naughton have all torn their ACLs at some point during their careers. Chester had a stress fracture in her foot as a freshman.

Being together for so long has certainly paid off. The Blue Demons have matched the best start in school history with a 20-2 mark, which includes a win over Stanford. They have won seven straight and sit at 7-0 in the Big East conference for the first time in school history.

DePaul faces No. 8 West Virginia on Sunday.