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Cain and DePaul more than able; beat Incarnate Word 81-71

CHICAGO (AP) Eli Cain led all five starters in double figures with 20 points and DePaul beat Incarnate Word 81-71 on Wednesday night.

The Blue Demons (8-2) made 62.5 percent of their shots (30 of 48).

Cain was 7 of 11 including 4 of 8 from 3-point range. Max Strus added 18 points and Paul Reed 14. DePaul's shooting from the field almost equaled its free throw percentage (63.6) at 14 of 22.

DePaul led 42-38 at halftime. Later, Jaylen Butz's layup with 11:19 left made it 60-50 and the Blue Demons led by double digits for most of the remainder.

Charles Brown III led Incarnate Word (5-8) with 27 points on 11-of 16-shooting with five 3-pointers. Antoine Smith Jr. scored 15 with all five of his shots made from distance.

DePaul's eight straight wins at home to open the season is the best home start since the 2006-07 team won its first seven. The last team to start 8-0 at home was the 1999-00 squad.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Femi Olujobi 24.0
  Morgan Taylor missed driving layup 26.0
  Defensive rebound by Bryce Davis 36.0
  Jaylen Butz missed 2nd of 2 free throws 36.0
+ 1 Jaylen Butz made 1st of 2 free throws 36.0
  Personal foul on Charles Brown III 36.0
+ 3 Charles Brown III made 3-pt. jump shot 55.0
  Offensive rebound by Charles Brown III 56.0
  Morgan Taylor missed 3-pt. jump shot 58.0
  Offensive rebound by Dwight Murray Jr. 1:10
  Charles Brown III missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:12
Team Stats
Points 71 81
Field Goals 24-54 (44.4%) 30-48 (62.5%)
3-Pointers 14-25 (56.0%) 7-17 (41.2%)
Free Throws 9-12 (75.0%) 14-22 (63.6%)
Total Rebounds 27 30
Offensive 7 5
Defensive 17 24
Team 3 1
Assists 13 13
Steals 7 8
Blocks 0 2
Turnovers 13 14
Fouls 20 13
Technicals 0 0
27 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST
20 PTS, 2 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Incarnate Word 5-8 383371
home team logo DePaul 8-2 423981
Team Stats
away team logo Incarnate Word 5-8 65.9 PPG 30.3 RPG 11.4 APG
home team logo DePaul 8-2 77.6 PPG 40.7 RPG 14.7 APG
Key Players
13
C. Brown III F 10.8 PPG 2.7 RPG 0.8 APG 55.1 FG%
11
E. Cain G 13.4 PPG 3.2 RPG 3.6 APG 43.2 FG%
Top Scorers
C. Brown III F 27 PTS 5 REB 2 AST
E. Cain G 20 PTS 2 REB 1 AST
44.4 FG% 62.5
56.0 3PT FG% 41.2
75.0 FT% 63.6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Brown III 27 5 2 11/16 5/7 0/0 5 35 0 0 0 1 4
A. Ene 9 3 2 3/9 2/4 1/2 0 34 1 0 1 3 0
B. Davis 4 3 1 0/2 0/0 4/6 3 15 1 0 1 1 2
D. Murray Jr. 4 5 2 1/7 0/3 2/2 3 31 1 0 4 1 4
J. Caruso 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 10 2 0 2 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Brown III 27 5 2 11/16 5/7 0/0 5 35 0 0 0 1 4
A. Ene 9 3 2 3/9 2/4 1/2 0 34 1 0 1 3 0
B. Davis 4 3 1 0/2 0/0 4/6 3 15 1 0 1 1 2
D. Murray Jr. 4 5 2 1/7 0/3 2/2 3 31 1 0 4 1 4
J. Caruso 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 10 2 0 2 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Smith Jr. 15 6 1 5/8 5/7 0/0 3 31 0 0 1 1 5
J. Kite 6 0 0 2/3 2/3 0/0 1 14 0 0 0 0 0
M. Taylor 6 1 5 2/9 0/1 2/2 3 30 2 0 4 0 1
C. Peevy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Graham - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Hervey - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Swaby - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Sato - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Balentine - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Wilbert - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 71 24 13 24/54 14/25 9/12 20 200 7 0 13 7 17
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Cain 20 2 1 7/11 4/8 2/2 0 36 3 0 2 0 2
M. Strus 18 5 2 7/13 3/6 1/1 3 32 1 1 2 0 5
P. Reed 14 6 0 4/7 0/0 6/9 4 23 1 1 2 2 4
F. Olujobi 11 5 0 5/6 0/1 1/4 2 30 0 0 3 0 5
D. Gage 10 4 6 4/6 0/1 2/2 1 32 0 0 2 1 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Cain 20 2 1 7/11 4/8 2/2 0 36 3 0 2 0 2
M. Strus 18 5 2 7/13 3/6 1/1 3 32 1 1 2 0 5
P. Reed 14 6 0 4/7 0/0 6/9 4 23 1 1 2 2 4
F. Olujobi 11 5 0 5/6 0/1 1/4 2 30 0 0 3 0 5
D. Gage 10 4 6 4/6 0/1 2/2 1 32 0 0 2 1 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Butz 8 4 2 3/4 0/0 2/4 0 24 1 0 1 2 2
F. Cameron 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 9 1 0 2 0 0
L. Shreiner 0 3 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 2 14 1 0 0 0 3
J. Coleman-Lands - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Hall - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Malonga - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Xidias - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Maslennikov - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Sullivan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Ozanne - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Diener - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 81 29 13 30/48 7/17 14/22 13 200 8 2 14 5 24