Scores

Final

Florida Atl 62

(8-6, 2-0 Sun Belt)

DePaul 71

(6-6, 6-2 home)

    8:30 PM ET, December 22, 2010

    Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois

    1 2 T
    FAU 28 3462
    DEP 42 2971

    Top Performers

    Florida Atlantic: G. Gantt 20 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    DePaul: C. Melvin 23 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    DePaul 71, Florida Atlantic 62

    Associated Press

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Freshman Cleveland Melvin scored a career-high 23 points as DePaul held on to a 19-point first half lead to give coach Oliver Purnell his 400th career victory in a 71-62 win over Florida Atlantic on Wednesday night.

    DePaul (6-6) led by as many as 19 in the first half, but Florida Atlantic (8-6) was able to cut into the lead.

    Greg Gantt hit a jumper to get the Owls within 60-52 with 5:01 left, then Raymond Taylor made a 3-pointer and Dennis Mavin converted a three-point play to get the Owls within 61-58 with 3:18 left.

    After Melvin scored, Mavin made two free throws to get it back within three, but the Blue Demons put it away after Melvin and Jeremiah Kelly both hit a pair of free throws to make it 67-60 with 25 seconds left.

    Gantt scored 20 points for Florida Atlantic and Mavin added 12.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FAU
    DEP
    Points 62 71
    FG Made-Attempted 24-60 (.400) 24-50 (.480)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-17 (.235) 6-13 (.462)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-13 (.769) 17-22 (.773)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 19

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