Scores

Final

Fairfield 78

(3-4, 0-4 away)

DePaul 85

(3-3, 3-1 home)

Coverage: ESPN3

9:00 PM ET, November 27, 2012

Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois

1 2 T
FAIR 37 4178
DEP 45 4085

Top Performers

Fairfield: D. Needham 29 Pts, 2 Reb, 8 Ast, 2 Stl

DePaul: C. Melvin 30 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast

DePaul 85, Fairfield 78

Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Cleveland Melvin matched a career high with 30 points and Brandon Young added 20 as DePaul held off a late Fairfield rally to secure an 85-78 victory Tuesday night.

Melvin scored 24 first-half points -- including 13 points in the opening 4 minutes -- as DePaul (3-3) snapped a two-game losing streak.

Derek Needham paced Fairfield (3-4) with a career-high 29 points.

The Blue Demons quickly pushed their lead to 16 points early in the second half, then held off a late Stags rally capped by a Needham 3-pointer that cut the lead to 78-73 with 2:03 left in regulation.

Charles McKinney and Donnavan Kirk had 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Blue Demons. Amadou Sidibe had 11 points and a game-high 11 rebounds for Fairfield.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FAIR
DEP
Points 78 85
FG Made-Attempted 29-56 (.518) 34-67 (.507)
3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 3-10 (.300)
FT Made-Attempted 13-17 (.765) 14-19 (.737)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 16

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