The Mustangs (8-4) had a chance to force overtime when they trailed 61-58, but reserve Dylan Royer missed a 3-pointer with 5.4 seconds left. Melvin was fouled on the subsequent rebound and hit two free throws to secure the victory.
Jamee Crockett added 10 points for the Blue Demons (9-3).
DePaul last opened at 9-3 in 1999-2000. A victory would have given Cal Poly its best start in 18 seasons of Division I basketball.
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