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Crockett Leads Second-Half Charge in Win at Rutgers
Krys Faber scored seven points and grabbed seven boards in the win at Rutgers.


Krys Faber scored seven points and grabbed seven boards in the win at Rutgers.

Jan. 25, 2012

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Freshman Jamee Crockett scored 17 of his career-high 20 points in the second half to help DePaul rally for a 69-64 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday night.

Cleveland Melvin had 14 points and hit a late go-ahead layup for the Blue Demons (11-9, 2-6 BIG EAST), who snapped a five-game-losing streak overall and a four-game skid to Rutgers.

Tied at 62-62, Brandon Young drove and dished to Melvin, who converted with 1:46 remaining to start DePaul on a 7-0 run. Young had 11 points and seven assists.

The Scarlet Knights (11-10, 3-5 BIG EAST), who have dropped three of their last four, got 22 points from Myles Mack and 14 from Jerome Seagears.

Rutgers took the game's biggest lead at 50-39 with 10:21 remaining before Crockett hit the first of four straight 3-point attempts to start the comeback. He was 5 of 5 on 3-pointers in the second half.