Rebound time: DePaul rolls past visiting Duquesne

Javon Freeman-Liberty scored 26 points as the Blue Demons bounced back from their loss to Loyola.

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DePaul guard Javon Freeman-Liberty reacts after committing a foul during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Loyola in Chicago, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021.

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Javon Freeman-Liberty scored 26 points, and DePaul used a big second half to pull away to an 87-67 victory Tuesday against Duquesne at Wintrust Arena.

Brandon Johnson and Nick Ongenda each added 13 points and Philmon Gebrewhit 11 for the Blue Demons (7-1), who shot 54% and outscored the Dukes 51-37 in the second half to bounce back from their first loss of the season Saturday against Loyola.

Tre Williams scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Duquesne (3-7), which was bothered by DePaul’s size. Leon Ayers III added 13 points and Kevin Easley Jr. 12 for the Dukes.

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