Seton Hall keeps DePaul winless in Big East

Jared Rhoden scored 18 points as the Pirates beat the host Blue Demons despite not making a field goal for nearly nine minutes to finish the game.

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DePaul guard Javon Freeman-Liberty drives to the basket during the second half Saturday against Seton Hall. He led the Blue Demons with 22 points.

DePaul guard Javon Freeman-Liberty drives to the basket during the second half Saturday against Seton Hall. He led the Blue Demons with 22 points.

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Jared Rhoden scored 18 points as Seton Hall beat host DePaul 76-68 on Saturday despite not making a field goal for nearly nine minutes to finish the game.

The Pirates had a 64-47 lead after Myles Cale’s 3-pointer at the 8:57 mark then went 12 of 12 at the free-throw line for the remainder of their points. DePaul got within six twice in the final 2:09.

The victory gave Kevin Willard his 100th Big East win, including conference and tournament games.

Sandro Mamukelashvili had 15 points and eight rebounds for Seton Hall (9-5, 6-2 Big East Conference). Cale added 11 points. Tyrese Samuel had 10 points and seven rebounds.

Javon Freeman-Liberty had 22 points for the Blue Demons (1-3, 0-3). Nick Ongenda added 10 points. Romeo Weems had eight rebounds.

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