Recap: Milwaukee vs. DePaul
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Cleveland Melvin posted 20 points and nine rebounds, leading the DePaul Blue Demons to an 80-71 victory over the Milwaukee Panthers at U.S. Cellular Arena.
Melvin shot 8-of-15 from the field, including 4-of-6 from long distance for the Blue Demons (3-1). Brandon Young recorded 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists, while Jamee Crockett tallied 10 points.
Matt Tiby logged a double-double for the Panthers (4-2) with 20 points and 11 rebounds, knocking down 10-of-11 from the free-throw line. Kyle Kelm contributed 16 points on 6-of-8 from the field, and Austin Arians pitched in 10 points.
Both teams struggled to get their offenses going in the first half. The Blue Demons shot 39 percent from the field and missed their two free throw attempts, while the Panthers made 33.3 percent of their field goal tries but went 6-of-7 at the line. The game was knotted at 32 at halftime.
The Demons came out firing in the second half, however, shooting an impressive 60.7 percent from the field and making 11-of-13 free-throw attempts. Attempting to keep pace, the Panthers made 14-of-16 at the stripe, but their strong field goal percentage (.500) included an awful 1-of-9 from 3-point range. DePaul held the lead throughout the entire latter half of play.
The Blue Demons grabbed 38 rebounds, ten more than the Panthers, and shot an excellent 9-of-18 from beyond the arc.Game Notes