DePaul vs Northern Illinois

DePaul 75, N. Illinois 52


DeKALB, Ill. (AP) - Cleveland Melvin led a balanced attack with 19 points as DePaul used a dominating second-half performance to top Northern Illinois 75-52 on Wednesday night.

The Blue Demons (7-3) won their third straight as Brandon Young scored 16, while Jeremiah Kelly added 15 and Moses Morgan 11.

Tim Toler led the Huskies (0-9) with 18 points and 13 rebounds.

The Blue Demons led only 28-25 at intermission but then launched a decisive run in the second half. Five players scored as DePaul turned a 33-32 deficit into a 49-33 lead by the 13:49 mark.

The Blue Demons closed the game with a 14-4 run, including six straight points from Melvin.

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DePaul (7-3) «284775
Northern Illinois (0-9)252752

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DePaul Blue Demons
C. Melvin, F347-144-541119
J. Crockett, F151-60-01102
K. Faber, C180-34-44044
J. Kelly, G345-92-234115
B. Young, G307-122-455116
M. Morgan214-60-040211
C. McKinney161-20-03122
W. Clahar132-42-23036
D. Robertson Jr.120-00-03030
D. Kirk70-10-02010
Totals 27-5714-1733121875
Northern Illinois Huskies
T. Toler, F327-141-2130118
K. Gray, F230-33-43033
A. Bolin, F211-31-24103
Z. Miller, G260-42-23232
A. Christian, G211-52-23025
M. Ford181-40-01112
A. Nader172-73-51128
T. Nixon162-50-05005
K. Gray120-21-23141
T. Storm90-40-02000
S. Berg41-20-00003
J. Jackson11-20-11002
Totals 16-5513-203961652
Big East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Seton Hall10-821-1244
St. Johns7-1114-19140

EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kent St.10-722-14142
Bowling Green7-1013-19225
Miami (Ohio)4-1311-21301
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ball St.10-721-13169
W. Michigan10-716-16174
E. Michigan7-1016-17175
N. Illinois7-1015-17239
C. Michigan6-1116-16216
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