Seton Hall’s comeback falls brief in upset loss to DePaul

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CHICAGO — Jalen Terry scored 28 factors, David Jones added 24 and DePaul surprised No. 20 Seton Hall with a 96-92 victory on Thursday.

Javon Freeman-Liberty additionally scored 12 factors, giving the Blue Demons (10-6, 1-5 Big East) simply their greatest win of the season. Freeman-Liberty, the convention’s main scorer, was injured early within the second half, limping off the courtroom whereas favoring his proper leg. He returned shortly after, however performed sparingly down the stretch.

The loss serves as a big setback for the Pirates (11-4, 2-3) as they try to achieve floor in convention standings. Jared Rhoden led Seton Hall with 25 factors, with Bryce Aiken including 22 extra.

The Blue Demons have been upset-minded proper from the get-go. Freeman-Liberty scored six fast factors within the first 5 minutes, serving to DePaul open the half on an 18-6 scoring run. The Blue Demons additionally tallied seven first half steals.

Seton Hall clawed again to inside six, however was unable to trim its deficit any additional. Jones scored two breakaway layups off a pair of steals within the remaining two minutes of the primary to spice up DePaul’s result in 16. Freeman-Liberty added two free throws to present the Blue Demons a 52-35 benefit at halftime.

Jalen TerryJalen Terry led all scorers with 28 factors. AP

Freeman-Liberty’s damage initially threatened to derail DePaul’s momentum within the second half, as did a pair of early baskets from Rhoden and Tray Jackson. But Terry shortly hit back-to-back jumpers to present DePaul respiratory room.

Seton Hall strung collectively a late rally to chop the deficit to 2 with 5.8 seconds left, however Terry iced the sport for DePaul with a pair of free throws.

David JonesDavid Jones celebrates after DePaul’s win over Seton Hall. AP

The Blue Demons led for all however 31 seconds of the sport and by no means trailed.

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