DePaul Falls in Heartbreaking Fashion at UAB

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Paul Delaney III hit two free throws with 28.8 seconds left in overtime to boost UAB to a 58-57 victory over DePaul on Saturday at Bartow Arena.

Delaney scored a game-high 25 points and Wen Mukubu added 19 in the Blazer's (6-3) second consecutive overtime victory.

DePaul's (4-5) Will Walker hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 52 with 28.7 seconds left in regulation. UAB had possession for the last attempt, but Delaney's shot with less than five seconds to play was partially blocked to send the game into overtime.

Walker, who had 14 points, scored from the foul line to give DePaul a 57-55 lead with 55 seconds left in overtime.

Delaney drove to the basket and his off-balance shot went in, but it was wiped out when officials ruled he had been fouled while on the floor.

Delaney hit one of two free throws, leaving DePaul in front 57-56.

Draelon Burns missed the first of a one-and-one free throw for DePaul and Delaney was fouled on UAB's next possession. His free throws put the Blazers in front for good, but there was plenty of action down to the end.

DePaul's Karron Clarke missed a shot with five seconds left and UAB rebounded. Mukubu was fouled two seconds later, but he missed both free throws.

Wilson Chandler grabbed the rebound, dribbled to mid court and fired. His shot bounced off the backboard as the buzzer sounded.

Lawrence Kinnard had 13 rebounds for UAB which shot 30 free throws to DePaul's seven. Chandler finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Blue Demons.

Game Notes

This was DePaul's second straight one-point overtime loss to UAB at Bartow Arena… Walker's 14 points were a career-high… Chandler's double-double (18 points, 12 rebounds) was DePaul's first double-double of the season… the Blue Demons fell to 0-3 in road games on the season… the Blue Demons have one more non-conference road game left (at Rhode Island next Saturday) and have played six of their nine games away from home this season… DePaul has lost five straight games at Bartow Arena.

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