Marquette earns season-series split with DePaul

D.J. Carton scored 17 of his 20 points after halftime and Dawson Garcia and Koby McEwen added 12 points apiece to boost Marquette to a 77-71 win against DePaul on Tuesday night in Chicago.Marquette (12-13, 7-11 Big East) won for the third time in four games to close a season-high, six-game road trip at 3-3.Despite 20 points from Pauly Paulicap and a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds from Romeo Weems, the Blue Demons (4-13, 2-13 Big East) concluded the regular season with their eighth loss in nine games.The Golden Eagles and Blue Demons combined for 25 turnovers.After reaching halftime tied, DePaul missed its first six shots of the second half and struggled to steady its attack after that, shooting 40.8 percent for the game.Still, with the Golden Eagles faring only marginally better from the field, the Blue Demons stuck around. A jumper by DePaul’s David Jones tied the game at 45 with 11:48 to play, and although the Blue Demons promptly went scoreless for the next four minutes, the Weems three-point play that snapped the drought started a 7-0 run that put the hosts ahead 52-51 with 6:19 to go.Marquette responded by scoring the next four points, on baskets by Jamal Cain and Carton, and never trailed after that.

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