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Second Half Spurt Propels DePaul to Win

Second Half Spurt Propels DePaul to Win

It was the Big East over the Big West at McGrath-Phillips Arena on Friday night as the DePaul Blue Demons pressured their way past the UC Riverside Highlanders to earn a 91-59 victory.

Utilizing Oliver Purnell's patented pressure defense, DePaul (1-0) scored 37 points off of 24 UC Riverside (0-1) turnovers. The Blue Demons opened the second half on a 22-9 run in the first seven and a half minutes to take a 61-37 lead. DePaul owed it all to their defense which disrupted the Highlanders. "Defense, Defense, Defense," said junior point guard Brandon Young. "We've got to play...

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