DePaul's Streak Ends

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College men's basketball senior Marshon Brooks scored a game-high 28 points, but it was not enough as the Friars (14-12, 3-10 BIG EAST) lost to DePaul (7-18, 1-12 BIG EAST) by the score of 79-76 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.

Brooks, who did not start for the first time this season, entered the game with 18:15 left in the first half and played the remainder of the contest. The senior, who leads the league in scoring at 24.3 ppg, shot 9-of-17 from the field and 10-of-12 from the free throw line. Brooks also grabbed seven boards and had two assists, two blocks and two steals.

There were six ties and eight lead changes.

DePaul junior Jeremiah Kelly led the Blue Demons with 23 points.

Following an early 11-11 tie, Providence opened up a 20-16 lead with 9:29 left in the first half. DePaul went on a 23-9 run and took a 39-29 lead into the intermission. The Blue Demons' run continued into the second half and grew to as many as 13 (52-39) with 14:10 left in the game.

The Friars came back to tie it at 58-58 with 8:37 remaining but could not take the lead again.

Providence freshman Duke Mondy finished with 17 points, just two away from his career-high, set at Georgetown earlier this season.

PC outscored the Blue Demons 37-7 in bench points.

Freshman Gerard Coleman, returned to the lineup after missing the UConn game on Feb. 13, had six points.

Beth Mowins called the play-by-play with analyst Doris Burke (Providence '87) on the color commentary which marked the first time an ESPN men's college basketball game had a female commenter duo.

DePaul had not won a road game in BIG EAST play since a March 6, 2008 victory at Cincinnati. DePaul had also lost 29 straight on the road.

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