David Jones’ career-high 33 points help DePaul win at Louisville

Jones, who shot 10-for-12 in the second half, sparked second-half runs of 8-0, 6-0 and 9-0 as the Blue Demons pulled away for a 62-55 victory.

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Noah Locke has his shot blocked by Nick Ongenda on Friday night at KFC YUM! Center in Louisville, Ky.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — David Jones scored 23 of his career-high 33 points in the second half as DePaul fought past Louisville 62-55 on Friday night.

Jones, who was 10-for-12 shooting in the second half, sparked second-half runs of 8-0, 6-0 and 9-0 for the Blue Demons (8-1) and his fast-break layup with 5:11 to play gave DePaul the lead for good.

He made 3 of 4 3-pointers and grabbed 14 rebounds. Javon Freeman-Liberty and Nick Ongenda added eight points apiece. Freeman-Liberty had four of the Blue Demons’ seven steals.

Malik Williams scored a career-high 22 points for the Cardinals (6-3), with eight rebounds and three steals.

There were 11 lead changes and five ties as neither team could get ahead by more than nine.

Jones gave DePaul the lead for good with a driving layup, then added a step-back 3-pointer and a putback of a Terry missed 3 in a span of 1:16 as DePaul surged ahead 56-50. He scored nine of DePaul’s last 13 points.

DePaul travels to Illinois-Chicago on Tuesday. Louisville plays host to Southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday.

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