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Strus with 24 points leads DePaul over UIC 65-55

CHICAGO (AP) Max Strus scored a career-best 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds as DePaul beat Illinois-Chicago 65-55 on Saturday afternoon.

Strus scored 12 of his team's 29 first-half points and the Blue Demons (5-4) were up by three at the break.

Tre'Darius McCallum sank a 3-pointer to start the second half, sparking a 12-2 run capped by a Strus 3 and DePaul led 41-28 with 16:05 to go. UIC cut it to 57-51 with 4:28 remaining but couldn't get closer.

Eli Cain added 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Blue Demons and McCallum chipped in 11 points.

The team averaged 42 percent shooting from the field compared to 31 percent for UIC. DePaul also had a 42-34 rebounding edge.

Dominique Matthews led the scoring for the Flames (3-6) with 13 points. Tai Odiase added nine points with five rebounds and six blocked shots.

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Key Players
E. Cain
D. Dixson
31.0 Min. Per Game 31.0
14.0 Pts. Per Game 14.0
1.0 Ast. Per Game 1.0
2.0 Reb. Per Game 2.0
38.7 Field Goal % 24.0
27.3 Three Point % 14.3
62.5 Free Throw % 62.5
  Defensive rebound by Max Strus 17.0
  Dikembe Dixson missed 3-pt. jump shot 19.0
+ 1 Tre'Darius McCallum made 2nd of 2 free throws 30.0
+ 1 Tre'Darius McCallum made free throw 30.0
  Personal foul on Dominique Matthews 30.0
  Defensive rebound by Tre'Darius McCallum 31.0
  Dikembe Dixson missed 3-pt. jump shot 33.0
  Defensive rebound by Marcus Ottey 52.0
  Eli Cain missed 2nd of 2 free throws 52.0
+ 1 Eli Cain made free throw 52.0
  Personal foul on Dominique Matthews 52.0
Team Stats
Points 65 55
Field Goals 25-60 (41.7%) 15-49 (30.6%)
3-Pointers 4-20 (20.0%) 6-21 (28.6%)
Free Throws 11-17 (64.7%) 19-25 (76.0%)
Total Rebounds 34 42
Offensive 10 9
Defensive 23 25
Team 1 8
Assists 14 7
Steals 9 8
Blocks 6 6
Turnovers 10 17
Fouls 21 20
Technicals 0 0
24 PTS, 7 REB, 3 AST
13 PTS, 3 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo DePaul 5-4 293665
home team logo Ill.-Chicago 3-6 262955
Team Stats
away team logo DePaul 5-4 78.4 PPG 40.5 RPG 14.3 APG
home team logo Ill.-Chicago 3-6 74.7 PPG 37.7 RPG 14.9 APG
Key Players
31
M. Strus G 20.1 PPG 5.9 RPG 2.2 APG 42.9 FG%
0
D. Matthews G 0.8 PPG 1.3 RPG 0.5 APG 12.5 FG%
Top Scorers
M. Strus G 24 PTS 7 REB 3 AST
D. Matthews G 13 PTS 3 REB 1 AST
41.7 FG% 30.6
20.0 3PT FG% 28.6
64.7 FT% 76.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Strus 24 7 3 9/19 3/12 3/4 1 39 3 0 3 0 7
E. Cain 14 8 8 6/18 0/2 2/3 2 39 4 1 2 2 6
T. McCallum 11 3 0 4/10 1/4 2/2 4 31 1 1 1 0 3
M. Maric 4 3 0 1/1 0/0 2/3 0 7 0 0 0 1 2
B. Cyrus 4 4 2 1/7 0/2 2/3 2 36 0 3 2 3 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Strus 24 7 3 9/19 3/12 3/4 1 39 3 0 3 0 7
E. Cain 14 8 8 6/18 0/2 2/3 2 39 4 1 2 2 6
T. McCallum 11 3 0 4/10 1/4 2/2 4 31 1 1 1 0 3
M. Maric 4 3 0 1/1 0/0 2/3 0 7 0 0 0 1 2
B. Cyrus 4 4 2 1/7 0/2 2/3 2 36 0 3 2 3 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Ryckbosch 4 4 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 5 18 1 0 0 2 2
J. Butz 2 2 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 3 10 0 1 2 1 1
J. Roberts 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 2 9 0 0 0 0 0
J. Hanel 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/2 2 11 0 0 0 1 1
A. Grandstaff - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Gage - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Reed - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Anderson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Dwumaah - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Malonga - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Xidias - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 65 33 14 25/60 4/20 11/17 21 200 9 6 10 10 23
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Matthews 13 3 1 4/10 3/7 2/2 3 32 1 0 2 0 3
T. Odiase 9 5 0 2/6 0/0 5/8 2 26 1 6 1 2 3
D. Dixson 9 5 2 2/13 1/4 4/6 4 33 3 0 2 3 2
G. Boahen 7 1 1 2/9 1/7 2/2 4 27 1 0 3 0 1
J. Blount 3 8 2 1/4 1/3 0/0 3 29 0 0 4 3 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Matthews 13 3 1 4/10 3/7 2/2 3 32 1 0 2 0 3
T. Odiase 9 5 0 2/6 0/0 5/8 2 26 1 6 1 2 3
D. Dixson 9 5 2 2/13 1/4 4/6 4 33 3 0 2 3 2
G. Boahen 7 1 1 2/9 1/7 2/2 4 27 1 0 3 0 1
J. Blount 3 8 2 1/4 1/3 0/0 3 29 0 0 4 3 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Ottey 8 6 1 3/6 0/0 2/2 1 27 0 0 3 1 5
C. Robinson 6 4 0 1/1 0/0 4/5 3 19 1 0 1 0 4
M. Diggins 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 7 1 0 1 0 1
J. Wiley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Ferguson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Bissainthe - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. James - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 55 34 7 15/49 6/21 19/25 20 200 8 6 17 9 25