DePaul vs Western Kentucky

W. Kentucky 70, DePaul 61

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CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - Jamal Crook scored 16 points, T.J. Price added 13 points, five rebounds and five assists and Western Kentucky went on to a 70-61 win over DePaul in the consolation game of the Cancun Challenge on Wednesday night.

Western Kentucky (3-2) had a comfortable lead for much of the contest before the Blue Demons made things interesting in the second half, completing a 21-8 run when Durrell McDonald scored on a fast-break dunk with 1:17 and cut the lead to seven, 68-61, but the run came too late to overcome the Hilltoppers.

DePaul's Cleveland Melvin scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half and added 13 rebounds but it wasn't enough. Melvin hit a jumper to give the Blue Demons (2-3) a 10-9 lead before the first media timeout but Western Kentucky closed out the first half on a 32-17 run to lead 41-27 at the break.

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DePaul Blue Demons
C. Melvin, F3411-230-0130222
M. Morgan, F342-113-44328
D. Kirk, F304-81-15119
W. Clahar, G312-80-06014
B. Young, G283-106-602212
D. McDonald182-40-21034
E. McGhee101-10-01212
D. Robertson Jr.100-10-02030
M. Clemons50-00-21000
Totals 25-6610-153981561
 37.9%66.7% 
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
T. Akol, F243-60-05116
G. Fant, F161-64-62136
T. Price, G365-160-055113
K. Kaspar, G233-62-25419
C. Dickerson, G223-70-00016
J. Crook298-130-023116
B. Harris211-44-410016
S. Drane173-60-03046
K. Anyigbo60-00-00100
O. Akamune30-00-00000
A. Rostov31-30-02012
Totals 28-6710-1242151470
 41.8%83.3% 
Big East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Villanova13-326-32
Butler11-522-613
Creighton9-622-621
Xavier8-718-1020
Marquette8-717-1071
Seton Hall7-817-1048
Providence7-817-1168
St. Johns6-912-16123
Georgetown5-1014-1462
DePaul2-139-19234

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.14-124-432
La. Tech13-321-8122
Old Dominion10-517-10132
UTEP10-512-15260
Rice9-619-9182
Marshall8-715-13127
UAB8-715-13178
Western Ky.7-813-15220
UT-San Antonio7-812-16300
Charlotte6-912-14233
FAU5-109-17288
So. Miss5-118-20336
North Texas2-138-19332
FIU2-136-22340
 
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