GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

DePaul 96, Seton Hall 92

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

By CASEY DROTTAR
Associated Press

CHICAGO - Jalen Terry scored 28 points, David Jones added 24 and DePaul stunned No. 20 Seton Hall with a 96-92 victory.

Javon Freeman-Liberty also scored 12 points, giving the Blue Demons (10-6, 1-5 Big East) easily their biggest win of the season. Freeman-Liberty, the conference's leading scorer, was injured early in the second half, limping off the court while favoring his right leg. He returned shortly after, but played sparingly down the stretch.

The loss serves as a significant setback for the Pirates (11-4, 2-3) as they attempt to gain ground in conference standings. Jared Rhoden led Seton Hall with 25 points, with Bryce Aiken adding 22 more.

The Blue Demons were upset-minded right from the get-go. Freeman-Liberty scored six quick points in the first five minutes, helping DePaul open the half on an 18-6 scoring run. The Blue Demons also tallied seven first half steals.

Seton Hall clawed back to within six, but was unable to trim its deficit any further. Jones scored two breakaway layups off a pair of steals in the final two minutes of the first to boost DePaul's lead to 16. Freeman-Liberty added two free throws to give the Blue

Demons a 52-35 advantage at halftime.

Freeman-Liberty's injury initially threatened to derail DePaul's momentum in the second half, as did a pair of early baskets from Rhoden and Tray Jackson. But Terry quickly hit back-to-back jumpers to give DePaul breathing room.

Seton Hall strung together a late rally to cut the deficit to two with 5.8 seconds left, but Terry iced the game for DePaul with a pair of free throws.

The Blue Demons led for all but 31 seconds of the game and never trailed.


Seton Hall
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Rhoden F 36 10-22 4-4 1-4 1-7 0 0 1 1 3 25
A. Yetna F 19 1-6 2-2 0-2 2-5 0 0 0 1 4 4
I. Obiagu C 25 2-2 3-3 0-0 3-10 0 5 0 1 3 7
B. Aiken G 28 5-15 11-12 1-4 1-2 4 0 0 0 3 22
M. Cale G 20 2-5 2-4 1-2 0-0 0 0 1 0 1 7
K. Richmond   25 3-9 4-4 1-2 1-3 6 0 2 2 5 11
T. Jackson   22 4-5 1-1 1-1 1-6 0 0 1 2 2 10
J. Harris   16 1-4 2-2 0-3 1-1 0 0 2 3 3 4
T. Samuel   9 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 1 3 2
B. Weston   0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   200 29-71
(.408)
29-32
(.906)
5-18
(.278)
15-42 10 5 7 11 28 92


DePaul
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
B. Johnson F 38 2-8 5-6 0-2 2-6 2 1 2 1 2 9
D. Jones F 33 8-14 6-7 2-5 2-8 2 2 5 2 4 24
Y. Anei F 24 1-2 9-12 0-1 2-8 0 3 1 1 1 11
J. Terry G 32 7-14 11-13 3-7 0-3 1 0 1 4 4 28
J. Freeman-Liberty G 23 5-11 2-2 0-2 1-2 2 0 1 1 2 12
P. Gebrewhit   19 1-5 1-2 1-5 0-1 0 1 0 1 5 4
N. Ongenda   14 1-3 2-3 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 4
J. Johnson   10 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 2
C. McCauley   6 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 2
Totals   199 27-60
(.450)
36-45
(.800)
6-23
(.261)
12-40 7 7 10 12 21 96
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