Xavier vs DePaul

Xavier beats DePaul 79-65 to snap 6-game skid

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CHICAGO (AP) Trevon Bluiett scored 24 points, added 10 rebounds, and Xavier closed out the regular season with a much-needed 79-65 win over DePaul on Saturday.

Xavier (19-12, 9-9 Big East), once ranked as high as No. 7, had lost six in a row and is in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament altogether.

The Musketeers and Blue Demons will meet again March 8 in the opening round of the Big East Tournament.

Malcolm Bernard added 13 points for Xavier, which hit 10 3-pointers, won the rebounding battle, and finished with just nine turnovers.

Billy Garrett Jr. led DePaul (9-22, 2-16) with 17 points while Eli Cain added 15. The Blue Demons shot just 40 percent and 6 of 21 from long range.

DePaul kept the score close most the game but Xavier pulled away late. A Bluiett 3 gave the Musketeers a 72-61 lead, which they extended to 17 three possessions later.

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Scoreboard
Xavier (19-12) «334679
DePaul (9-22)303565

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Xavier Musketeers
T. Jones, F163-42-54048
T. Bluiett, G387-186-8102224
Q. Goodin, G383-81-22328
M. Bernard, G314-82-352313
J. Macura, G314-100-05339
K. Gates213-90-03117
R. Gaston173-32-36148
S. O'Mara71-20-01102
T. Stainbrook10-00-00000
C. Barr00-00-00000
C. Peterson00-00-00000
Totals 28-6213-2139131979
 45.2%61.9% 
DePaul Blue Demons
T. McCallum, F311-71-37143
J. Hanel, F263-42-43148
E. Cain, G344-136-663215
B. Garrett Jr., G336-104-472117
B. Cyrus, G282-64-65049
C. Harrison-Docks303-92-300211
L. Cook130-00-02040
A. Eichelberger20-00-00010
D. Gage20-00-00000
R. Curington11-10-00002
Totals 20-5019-263372265
 40%73.1% 
Big East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Villanova0-010-04
Georgetown0-08-0198
Xavier0-09-120
Seton Hall0-08-122
Butler0-08-238
St. Johns0-08-219
Creighton0-07-250
Marquette0-07-394
Providence0-07-360
DePaul0-05-4216
 
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