ROSEMONT, Ill. — Guard Brandon Young led a balanced attack with 19 points as DePaul halted a 10-game skid with a 65-60 Big East victory over Seton Hall on Tuesday at Allstate Arena.
The Blue Demons (11-18, 3-13) won for the first time in more than five weeks and escaped going 0-for-February as guard Billy Garrett Jr. and guard Durrell McDonald each scored 15 points apiece while forward Sandi Marcius added 10.
Forward Fuquan Edwin scored 21 points to lead the Pirates (14-14, 5-9), who lost their second straight and fifth in six games. Guard Jaren Sina added 12 points.
DePaul led 38-29 at halftime, but Seton Hall opened with a 13-4 run and tied the game at 42-42 on Edwin’s fast-break layup with 15:10 to play.
Edwin and Sina then hit back-to-back 3 pointers over a 58-second span as Seton Hall opened a 50-44 lead with 12:50 to play. DePaul rallied over the next four minutes to claim a 52-50 lead on McDonald’s 3-pointer.
From there, the game offered two lead changes and three ties until McDonald’s shot clock-beating 3-pointer with 2:55 left put DePaul up for good at 61-58.
DePaul trailed early, then used a 10-0 run over a span of 2:17 to open a 16-11 lead less than seven minutes into the game. The Blue Demons later had a pair of nine-point leads, the second coming at the 6:30 mark when forward Forest Robinson’s 3-pointer made it 29-20.
DePaul’s lead hit double-digits with 90 seconds left as Marcius’ layup opened a 36-26 lead. Marcius, who closed the half with 10 points, added a put back with two seconds showing to make it 38-29.
The Blue Demons were 15 of 21 (71.4 percent) from the field in the first half, including four of eight from beyond the arc.
Edwin paced the Pirates with 12 first-half points.
NOTES: DePaul G Brandon Young needed just two points to become the sixth in school history with 1,800 points. … The Blue Demons’ 96-94 overtime loss to Marquette last Saturday snapped a run of 13 straight wins when they scored 80 or more points. … A career-high 26-point effort in that game helped DePaul G Billy Garrett Jr. land Big East Rookie of the Week honors for the fifth time this season. … Seton Hall G/F Fuquan Edwin landed on the Big East honor roll this week after averaging 16.5 points in two wins. … The Pirates, who beat the Blue Demons 86-69 on Jan. 25 in South Orange, N.J., lead the all-time series 10-8 and have won seven of the last nine meetings. … Seton Hall hosts Providence on Friday while DePaul is at St. John’s on Sunday.
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