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No. 24 Seton Hall routs DePaul

Jan 11, 2012 - 2:24 AM Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - Fuquan Edwin scored 28 points, Jordan Theodore had 26 and No. 24 Seton Hall built a big halftime lead Tuesday on the way to a 94-73 win over DePaul.

Aaron Cosby added 15 points and Herb Pope scored 11 for the Pirates (15-2, 4-1 Big East), who have won four in a row since a 26-point loss to No. 1 Syracuse two weeks ago.

Brandon Young scored 16 points to lead DePaul (10-6, 1-3) while Cleveland Melvin and Worrel Clahar chipped in 14 apiece. The Blue Demons have lost five in a row to Seton Hall and fell to 0-5 against the Pirates on the road.

Edwin, a sophomore, needed 29 points to reach 500 for his career and got 24 of them in the first half. He ended the night on 499 points.

Seton Hall, in the AP top-25 for the first time since 2001 season, built a 51-34 lead at halftime behind Edwin and 13 points from Theodore. Edwin was 9- for-12 in the half, including 3-of-4 from three-point range.

The Pirates opened the game on a 10-2 run and never trailed. Edwin had five points during the burst and Theodore knocked down a three-pointer.

DePaul countered, scoring 11 of the next 16 points and pulling within 15-13 on Jeremiah Kelly's three inside 13 minutes. But Seton Hall withstood the spurt and its lead was 27-15 less than four minutes later.

It reached as high as 20 points before Young drained a three in the final seconds to get DePaul within 17 at halftime. The Blue Demons got within 10 points in the second half, but never closer.

Game Notes

Seton Hall has an 8-2 record in the all-time series...The teams will face each other again in their regular-season finales on March 3...DePaul's last win in the series came on February 25, 2006 at home.

  • DEPAUL: 73
    SETON HALL: 94

    Jan 10 8:59 PM

  • DEPAUL: 34
    SETON HALL: 51

    Jan 10 7:49 PM

  • DEPAUL: 0
    1st Half - 20:00

    Jan 10 7:05 PM