Matt Stainbrook was 7 for 7 in adding 17 points for the Musketeers (13-7, 4-4 Big East), who were down eight points at halftime.
The Musketeers hit 17 of 26 attempts in shooting 65.4 percent in the second half, 57.4 for the game. They made only 3 of 17 3-pointers but dominated inside with a 52-24 scoring advantage. Xavier only had five turnovers and made nine steals, five by Dee Davis, in picking up 17 points off 14 turnovers by the Blue Demons.
DePaul (11-10, 5-3) shot 63.3 percent in the first half when it made 11 of 19 3-pointers, but plummeted to 30 percent in the second half and just 2 of 13 from the arc. Tommy Hamilton scored 15 points.
Postgame Notes from DePaul Sports Information:
DePaul’s 50 points in the first half marked the first 50-point half since scoring 50 in the second half against Oregon State on Dec. 1, 2013... the 13 three-pointers are a season high and seventh game this season with 10 or more three’s... DePaul is 5-2 this season when making 10 or more three’s at least four players reached double-figures for the 12th time this season... Jamee Crockett played in his 99th career game... DePaul leads the series, 9-6... the Musketeers have not lost a game at the Cintas Center this season.
Xavier tops DePaul 89-76
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