Recap: DePaul vs. Austin Peay
Rosemont, IL (Sports Network) - Cleveland Melvin notched a game-high 26 points, eight rebounds and four steals, as the DePaul Blue Demons earned a 98-67 win over the Austin Peay Governors in the second round of the Cancun Challenge from Allstate Arena.
Brandon Young added 17 points and Moses Morgan scored 15 off the bench for the Blue Demons (2-1), who will resume tournament play on Tuesday against Wichita State at the Moon Palace Resort in Cancun.
The Governors (1-2) will take on Western Carolina Tuesday afternoon in Cancun. Anthony Campbell led the way with 17 points in a losing effort, while Will Triggs scored 12 and Travis Betran finished with 10.
DePaul opened the game with eight straight points before Austin Peay settled down to cut the deficit to 14-11. However, the Blue Demons answered with an 18-2 run to grab a 32-13 lead and never looked back. They went on to shoot 54.3 percent from the floor in the first half, including a 6-of-14 effort from beyond the arc, to take a 58-30 lead into the break.
The Blue Demons cooled off a bit in the second stanza, but Austin Peay made only 3-of-10 3-pointers after halftime and was unable to close the gap.
The Governors committed a staggering 27 turnovers for the game with only 11 assists. Five different DePaul players notched multiple steals.Game Notes