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DePaul Falls on the Road at Stanford

Too many turnovers and insufficient defense translated into a road loss at Stanford on Tuesday night for the Blue Demons.

DePaul (5-5) lost by a 79-60 margin to a Stanford (5-3) team that proved to be superior on both ends of the floor.

Taking care of the basketball has become an issue for DePaul.  The Blue Demons turned the ball over 20 times tonight following a game against Little Rock where they also committed 20 turnovers.

“The turnovers were caused more by us than it was by them,” DePaul coach Dave Leitao told WSCR Radio following the game. “We got back on our heels mentally, and there were a lot of unforced turnovers. We shot ourselves in the foot far too many times, especially early. Then our defense was shoddy at best, especially at the beginning of the game.”

Stanford shot 49 percent from the field and went 10 of 19 from beyond the arc.

Four Cardinal players finished in double figures.  Guard Marcus Allen led all scorers with 17 points.

Dorian Pickens contributed 16 points including three 3-pointers.  Rosco Allen chipped in with 14 points, while Reid Travis added 12 points.

Stanford made 16 more trips to the free throw line than DePaul did.

Aaron Simpson led the way for DePaul with 16 points.  Billy Garrett, Jr. scored 15 points including three trifectas, and had five assists, but turned the ball over five times.  Myke Henry scored 15 while going six of 10 from the field.

The Blue Demons return home to Allstate Arena to face the Northwestern Wildcats in a local rivalry game on Saturday afternoon. 

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