NCAA: Young's 35 not enough as DePaul upended by UConn

NCAA: Young's 35 not enough as DePaul upended by UConn
January 9, 2013, 4:51 am
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STORRS, Conn. -- DeAndre Daniels had a career-high 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Connecticut routed DePaul 99-78 on Tuesday.Ryan Boatright scored 22 points and Shabazz Napier added 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for UConn (11-3, 1-1 Big East), which led from start to finish.The Huskies opened up a 20-point halftime lead, and DePaul (10-6, 1-2) could get no closer than 12 in the second half.Brandon Young led all scorers with career-high 35 points for the Blue Demons and Cleveland Melvin chipped in 18.DePaul, which was coming off a win at Providence, played without starters Donnavan Kirk and Charles McKinney, who were suspended for an unspecified violation of team rules.The 99 points was the most against a Big East opponent since the Huskies scored 117 in a six-overtime loss to Syracuse in the 2009 Big East tournament.Boatright, who is from the Chicago area, scored five quick points as UConn scored the first nine, part of a 12-3 run.The sophomore guard also capped an 11-0 run with a 3-pointer that made it 31-11, and had 16 points by halftime.But he wasn't the only Husky scoring.Complete Recap Box ScoreIllinois State stays winless in MVC playSPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Anthony Downing scored 24 points Tuesday night and Missouri State defeated Illinois State 62-55.Marcus Marshall had 14 points for the Bears (5-11, 3-1 Missouri Valley), who shot 54 percent from the field in the first half in building a 32-25 halftime lead. Missouri State finished the game at 47 percent.Jackie Carmichael led Illinois State (9-7, 0-4) with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Johnny Hill had 14 points. Jon Ekey scored eight points but no other player had more than four points for the Redbirds, who had won four straight before entering MVC play.Missouri State didn't have a field goal in the last 4 minutes, but closed the game with seven free throws in the final 1:23, six of them by Downing.Complete Recap Box Score