DePaul Vs Marquette: Blue Demons Lead At Half 43-40

DePaul and Marquette resume their rivalry Monday at AllState Arena

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DePaul Vs. Marquette Final Score: Blue Demons Fall 89-76

For a half, it looked like the DePaul Blue Demons might have had enough to pull the upset against No. 19 Marquette at the Allstate Arena, but a huge final 20 minutes for the Golden Eagles put the game out of hand. Marquette defeated DePaul 89-76 by outscoring the Blue Demons 49-33 in the second half.

Five Marquette players reached double-figures in scoring in the win, led by guard Darius Johnson-Odom. Johnson-Odom had 23 points on 7-of-17 shooting. Jamil Wilson added 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Junior Cadougan scored 10 and dropped eight assists. Jae Crowder (14 points) and Vander Blue (16 points) starred off the bench for the Golden Eagles in the win.

DePaul was led by Cleveland Melvin, who finished with 22 points on 10-of-18 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds. Teammate Jamee Crockett added 17 points in the loss. Worrel Clahar had 16 points for the Blue Demons.

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DePaul Vs. Marquette Score Update: Blue Demons Lead 43-40 At Halftime

The DePaul Blue Demons want nothing more than to knock off their arch-rival No. 19 Marquette tonight at Allstate Arena, and through one half, they're off to a good start. The Blue Demons used hot shooting from three-point range and domination on the glass to exit the half with a 43-30 lead over the Golden Eagles.

DePaul was 18-of-37 from the field (48 percent) in the first half, while Marquette shot 15-of-29. The Blue Demons connected on four more three-pointers than the Golden Eagles, and currently hold a 21-8 edge in rebounding.

Forward Cleveland Melvin was dynamic offensively for DePaul, finishing with 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting. Jamee Crockett had 10 points, four rebounds, and two assists in the half. Charles McKinney has eight for DePaul.

Darius Johnson-Odom has 15 points on 4-for-9 shooting. Jamil Wilson has nine points and three rebounds for Marquette.

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