DePaul wins 2OT thriller at Butler

DePaul wins 2OT thriller at Butler
January 9, 2014, 10:45 pm
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Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Cleveland Melvin scored the go-ahead basket with 45 seconds left in the second overtime, finished with 30 points, and led the DePaul Blue Demons to a 99-94 double-overtime victory over the Butler Bulldogs on Thursday.

Billy Garrett scored 22 points and Brandon Young scored 18 for the Blue Devils (9-8, 1-3 Big East), who snapped a three game skid.

Kellen Dunham scored 30 points and tied a career-best with six 3-pointers - all in the second half. Kameron Woods had 17 points and 14 rebounds and Khyle Marshall scored 15 points for the Bulldogs (10-5, 0-3), who are on a season-worst three-game skid.

The Blue Devils scored 11 straight to end the second half, capped off with a basket by Melvin with 20 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime. Butler's Jackson Aldridge scored at the buzzer of the first overtime period to tie it at 87.

Dunham, who was held to two points in the first half for the second straight game, scored a basket and two free throws, Woods scored and Marshall dunked to put the Bulldogs ahead, 73-62, with 3:46 left in regulation.

Melvin and Tommy Hamilton each hit 3-pointers and Garrett scored a three with under a minute to play to make it 73-71 before Melvin scored to force overtime.

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