Blue Demons Fall in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Steve Novak scored 22 points helping
Drake Diener scored 16 for DePaul (16-7, 8-4). The Blue Demons are two games behind
Travis Diener, the cousin of DePaul's Drake, scored 15 points for
The Golden Eagles, who had lost six of nine, led for nearly the entire second half, but Drake Diener's 3-pointer brought the Blue Demons to within three at 54-51 with left.
DePaul pulled within 61-55 on LeVar Seals' rebound basket with left, but Quemont Greer missed two free throws on the Blue Demons' next possession. Overall, DePaul was just 3-of-9 from the stripe in the second half.
Travis Diener made two free throws for Marquette, Seals missed a driving layup and Novak hit two free throws to give the Golden Eagles a 65-55 lead with 36 seconds to go.
Greer finished with 13 points.