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DePaul vs Cincinnati

Cincinnati 74, DePaul 66


CINCINNATI (AP) - Dion Dixon and Sean Kilpatrick each scored 16 points and Cashmere Wright scored all 11 of his in the second half to help Cincinnati pull away from DePaul for a 74-66 Big East win on Saturday night.

Justin Jackson set a career high with 14 points for the Bearcats (16-7, 6-4), who ended the game with a 12-2 run and snapped a three-game losing streak. Yancy Gates also finished in double figures with 11 for Cincinnati.

Cleveland Melvin scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Blue Demons (11-11, 2-8), who have lost seven of their last eight games. Melvin had his third double-double of the year and second in consecutive games by halftime with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Jamee Crockett added 17 for DePaul before fouling out with 5:39 left in the game.

The Blue Demons, who won at Rutgers on Jan. 25, were trying to win back-to-back Big East road games for the first time since January 2007.

Mistake-prone DePaul committed 18 turnovers, helping Cincinnati enjoy a 22-10 advantage in points off turnovers.

Crockett, who scored a total of seven points in DePaul's last game, scored eight in the first 4 minutes to help the Blue Demons open up a 9-6 lead. Melvin followed up with 12 in just over 4 minutes as the Blue Demons led by as many as five points twice in the first half.

The Bearcats, the Big East leaders in 3-point field goals going into the game, missed their first eight before Kilpatrick connected with 7 seconds left in the first half to cut DePaul's halftime lead to 38-36. They went 3 of 15 on 3-pointers for the game.

The Blue Demons, who were second in the conference in 3-pointers, made just 2 of 10 in the first half and finished 5 of 17 for the game.

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DePaul Blue Demons
C. Melvin, F369-170-1131018
J. Crockett, F277-120-061517
K. Faber, C171-31-23033
B. Young, G314-120-03709
C. McKinney, G183-52-41248
W. Clahar273-72-22438
E. McGhee181-10-04103
D. Kirk160-20-03140
D. Robertson Jr.100-00-00120
Totals 28-595-940182166
Cincinnati Bearcats
Y. Gates, F285-101-360411
S. Kilpatrick, G376-122-454116
D. Dixon, G344-128-831016
C. Wright, G264-132-224311
J. Parker, G242-30-05014
J. Jackson235-54-841214
J. Davis110-20-22200
C. Mbodj101-30-13012
G. Guyn60-00-01010
K. Gaines10-00-00010
Totals 27-6017-2834121474
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