Fairfield vs DePaul

DePaul 85, Fairfield 78

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CHICAGO (AP) - Cleveland Melvin matched a career high with 30 points and Brandon Young added 20 as DePaul held off a late Fairfield rally to secure an 85-78 victory Tuesday night.

Melvin scored 24 first-half points - including 13 points in the opening 4 minutes - as DePaul (3-3) snapped a two-game losing streak.

Derek Needham paced Fairfield (3-4) with a career-high 29 points.

The Blue Demons quickly pushed their lead to 16 points early in the second half, then held off a late Stags rally capped by a Needham 3-pointer that cut the lead to 78-73 with 2:03 left in regulation.

Charles McKinney and Donnavan Kirk had 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Blue Demons. Amadou Sidibe had 11 points and a game-high 11 rebounds for Fairfield.

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Scoreboard
Fairfield (3-4)374178
DePaul (3-3) «454085

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Fairfield Stags
K. Matthews, F172-56-810310
J. Mikulic, F151-30-02113
M. Barrow, F51-20-01012
D. Needham, G4011-163-328429
D. Wade, G271-50-02512
C. Nickerson, G293-91-22427
A. Sidibe, F244-53-3110211
M. Gilbert, F223-40-15108
C. Johnson, F213-70-03046
Total 29-5613-1731191878
 51.8%76.5% 
DePaul Blue Demons
D. Kirk, F325-90-090110
C. Melvin, F3413-233-463030
B. Young, G257-145-745320
D. McDonald, G223-60-01116
C. McKinney, G224-63-424311
W. Clahar, G260-13-44123
M. Morgan, F252-80-02225
D. Robertson Jr., C80-00-02020
E. McGhee, G40-00-00110
M. Clemons, F20-00-00000
Total 34-6714-1934171585
 50.7%73.7% 
MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Monmouth18-227-749
St. Peters14-623-13130
Iona12-822-1388
Siena12-817-17126
Fairfield11-916-15180
Rider10-1018-15197
Canisius10-1018-16167
Quinnipiac7-1310-21272
Niagara6-1410-23275
Manhattan5-1510-22263
Marist5-158-24276

Big East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Villanova15-332-41
Butler12-625-915
Creighton10-825-1026
Seton Hall10-821-1244
Providence10-820-1356
Marquette10-819-1361
Xavier9-924-1437
St. Johns7-1114-19140
Georgetown5-1314-18107
DePaul2-169-23236
 
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FSU 68
NCST 72 Final
MICH 79
UNC 59 Final
IND 83
TEXSO 80 Final
COLO 85