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UC Riverside 59 at DePaul 91

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DePaul rolls past UC Riverside 91-59
Friday, Nov 9, 2012

CHICAGO (AP)—Brandon Young scored 20 points and Cleveland Melvin added 16 as DePaul opened its 90th season of basketball with a 91-59 victory over UC-Riverside on Friday night.

Playing a rare game at on-campus McGrath-Phillips Arena, the Blue Demons pulled away in the second half, as they turned a 10-point halftime lead into a 24-point advantage with 12:08 showing in the second.

The Highlanders never got closer than 18 while the Blue Demons’ lead topped 30 points with a late 3-pointer from Stuart Pirri as reserves closed out the game.

Josh Fox scored 17 points while Austin Quick added 15 for UC-Riverside. Robert Smith, the Highlanders’ top returning scorer, closed with nine. He sat out much of the second half with a leg injury.

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 UC Riverside
Josh Fox Josh Fox
6-9,  17 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists
Brandon Young Brandon Young
7-12,  20 Pts
2 Rebs, 5 Assists

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