Scores

Final

Columbia 53

(0-1, 0-1 away)

DePaul 59

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    9:00 PM ET, November 17, 2009

    Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois

    1 2 T
    CLMB 25 2853
    DEP 31 2859

    Top Performers

    Columbia: B. Grimes 13 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Stl

    DePaul: M. Koshwal 19 Pts, 12 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    DePaul 59, Columbia 53

    Associated Press

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Mac Koshwal had 19 points and 12 rebounds Tuesday night as DePaul snapped an 18-game regular-season losing streak with a season-opening 59-53 victory over Columbia.

    Will Walker added 15 points for DePaul, which won despite going 9 of 24 from the free-throw line.

    Noruwa Agho and Brian Grimes scored 13 points apiece for the Lions, who last beat a Big East team in 1985.

    Patrick Foley had a chance to tie the game with 35 seconds left but missed a 3-pointer. Walker then hit three free throws and Eric Wallace had a fast-break dunk to help hold off Columbia.

    DePaul started 4-0 and was 8-5 in non-conference games last season before going 0-18 in the Big East, getting outscored by an average of 16.4 points. The Blue Demons defeated Cincinnati in the first round of the conference tournament before losing to Providence to finish 9-24.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CLMB
    DEP
    Points 53 59
    FG Made-Attempted 20-48 (.417) 23-42 (.548)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 4-12 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-17 (.471) 9-24 (.375)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 9

    2009-10 Season

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