Blue Demons Come Up Short Against Wichita State
Nov. 20, 2012
CANCUN, Mexico – Despite the heat and humidity outside the Moon Palace Resort, the DePaul men’s basketball team couldn’t get warmed up from the field early Tuesday evening and dropped a 75-62 decision against Wichita State. Brandon Young led the Blue Demons with a game-high 19 points while Moses Morgan added 15 off the bench.
Young scored 10 of his 19 points from the free throw line as the Blue Demons combined to go 27-for-38 from the charity stripe. The game was sluggish throughout the night as the two sides combined for 57 personal fouls and 64 free throw attempts.
Wichita State (5-0) held DePaul scoreless for the first five minutes of the game and held an 11-7 advantage midway through the first half. Trailing by a dozen with three minutes until intermission, DePaul outscored Wichita State by an 8-1 margin capped by a three-pointer from Worrel Clahar on the final possession to head into halftime on the short side of a 27-22 score.
DePaul (2-2) pulled to within three points on a trifecta from Moses Morgan with 13 minutes left, but the Shockers answered with five straight points to increase the cushion.
Cleveland Melvin added 11 points and eight rebounds for DePaul and Clahar finished with seven points.
Malcolm Armstead led Wichita State with 17 points and Demetric Williams scored 16 off the bench.
The Blue Demons play at 6 p.m. on Wednesday night in the consolation game of the Riviera Division against either Iowa or Western Kentucky. The game can be seen on the CBS Sports Network and heard online on BlueTube at www.depaulbluedemons.com.
- Brandon Young reached double-figures for the eighth straight game... he has led DePaul in scoring twice this season... Young also passed the 900-point plateau in the second half.
- Cleveland Melvin finished with 10 or more points for the 18th straight game... Melvin entered the game needing 13 points for 1,000 career... he stands at 998 career points in 62 games... Melvin passed Kevin Edwards (995 points, 1986-88) for 47th place on DePaul’s career scoring chart.
- With three three’s Moses Morgan moved into 18th all-time at DePaul... he passed Quemont Greer (2001-05) and Terry Davis (1989-93)... Morgan has 85 three’s in 58 career games.