Scores

Final

DePaul 65

(9-13, 4-6 Big East)

Providence 79

(13-9, 4-6 Big East)

    7:30 PM ET, February 5, 2008

    Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island

    1 2 T
    DEP 35 3065
    PROV 28 5179

    Top Performers

    DePaul: D. Burns 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

    Providence: D. Williams 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast

    Providence 79, DePaul 65

    Associated Press

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Randall Hanke scored 21 points and Geoff McDermott recorded a double-double as Providence College defeated DePaul, 79-65, in Big East Conference action Tuesday night.

    McDermott scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Friars snapped a four-game losing streak and improved to 13-9 overall and 4-6 in the Big East.

    Dwain Williams added 20 points for Providence, including 18 in the second half.

    The Blue Demons (9-13, 4-6), whove lost four in a row and five of their last seven, were led by Draelon Burns (17 points) and Will Walker (13 points).

    DePaul led 35-28 at halftime but Providence began the second half with a 10-0 run and an 11-0 run.

    After shooting a mediocre 45.8 percent (11-24) in the first half, Providence warmed up after intermission and shot 65.4 percent (17-26) in the second half.

    During one stretch, the Friars connected on 10 of 14 shots.

    The Blue Demons built their first-half lead by scoring 17 points off 11 Providence turnovers.

    Williams scored off his own steal to tie it at 26-26 with 3:14 left before intermission. But DePaul outscored Providence, 9-2, with Walker accounting for seven points to go head 35-28.

    The Friars, who are 11-1 all-time at home versus DePaul, out-rebounded the Blue Demons, 34-27, and also shot 84.2 percent (16-19) from the free throw line.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DEP
    PROV
    Points 65 79
    FG Made-Attempted 23-60 (.383) 28-50 (.560)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-19 (.263) 7-13 (.538)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-18 (.778) 16-19 (.842)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 17

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