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Young Leads DePaul Past Arizona State
Brandon Young became the 11th player in school history with 1,000 career points and 300 assists Wednesday night.


Brandon Young became the 11th player in school history with 1,000 career points and 300 assists Wednesday night.

Dec. 12, 2012

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Brandon Young scored 18 points and had nine assists in leading DePaul to its fifth consecutive win, a 78-61 decision Wednesday over Arizona State.

Carrick Felix had 12 points and six rebounds for the Sun Devils (8-2), which had won four straight and were 8-1 for only the fourth time in 38 years.

The Blue Demons (7-3) rebounded from a 1 of 9 start from the field and used a 17-4 spurt early in the second half to take a 22-point lead with 10:29 remaining.

Worrel Clahar added 14 points and a pair of steals for DePaul.

Postgame Notes
- DePaul improves to 7-3 with a season-high five-game winning streak... the streak is the longest since a five-game run last season from Dec. 7-21.
- The Blue Demons are now 4-1 all-time against Arizona State and 26-28 against the current lineup of Pac-12 programs.
- DePaul has shot .500 from the field in each of the last two games... overall, the Blue Demons have eclipsed the .500 mark in four games this season.

Individual Notes
- Brandon Young passed the 1,000-plateau to become the 48th player in programs history to reach the milestone... Young was an assist short of his second career double-double with a game-high 18 points and nine assists... Young is ranked 47th on DePaul’s all-time scoring list.
- Cleveland Melvin posted his fourth double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds... it is the third double-double in four games for Melvin... he has 11 career double-doubles.
- Melvin finished the game with 12 points and wears jersey No. 12 on 12/12/12... a year ago, Jeremiah Kelly in jersey No. 11 scored 11 points on 11/11/11.
- Worrel Clahar reached double-figures for the third time in the last four games.