Poor shooting dooms DePaul against Butler

The Blue Demons remained winless in the Big East as they lose 67-53 to visiting Butler.

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Butler’s Bryce Golden, right, pressures DePaul’s Darious Hall during the first half of Tuesday night’s game.

Butler’s Bryce Golden, right, pressures DePaul’s Darious Hall during the first half of Tuesday night’s game.

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An ice-cold first half was too much to overcome as DePaul dropped a 67-53 game to visiting Butler. Kobe Elvis led DePaul with 12 points while Charlie Moore added 11 points.

The Blue Demons shot just .250 (7-28) from the field in the first half and trailed 35-17 at the break.

After a free throw by Nick Ongenda made the score 10-6 with 13:48 in the first half, DePaul (2-5, 0-5 Big East) went cold and the Bulldogs built a double-digit advantage. Elvis scored on a driving layup to make the score 28-12 at the four-minute mark before intermission.

DePaul chipped away in the second half. A free throw by Elvis pulled the Blue Demons to within dozen with just under four minutes left to cut the lead to 12, 60-48, but that would be as close as DePaul would get for the rest of the game.

Butler (5-7, 4-5 Big East) was led by Jair Bolden who led all scorers with 21 points.


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